Last November, a boxed remnant of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer’s 1981 wedding cake brought $1,375 at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills.
Quite a bargain compared with the $50,000 paid at Everything Royal in Los Angeles for a piece of Queen Victoria’s wedding cake from 1840 – the fruitcake had totally disintegrated into powder.
And it’s not just royal wedding cakes. In 2010, a presidential seal made in 1962 out of sugar frosting for John F. Kennedy’s 45th birthday cake brought $6,572 at Heritage Auctions in Dallas.
If you’re interested, Julien’s Auction say that will soon have a piece of Queen Elizabeth 11’s 1947 wedding cake on offer.