A common tradition for newlyweds is to save the top tier of their wedding cake, to be eaten on the first anniversary. Sharing the top of the wedding cake is a charming reminder of a special day. Not only is it a charming way to remind the couple of a special day, but also a way to celebrate making it through the first year of marriage.
Well one couple never got around to eating that top-tier. Their grandson found it preserved in a hat box more than 100 years later!
While cleaning out his garage, Ronald Warninger came across the hat box inside of a big kettle-like canning pot. He instantly knew what was inside.
Warninger remembers seeing the cake stored in his parent’s freezer as a kid. His grandparents told him never to touch it.
He says that, although there were never really any plans for it, he got a call from his sister earlier this year inquiring about the cake. Though he couldn’t find it at the time, he stumbled across it in an effort to declutter his garage, and he’s quite happy he did.
While the cake is obviously inedible, with icing that sounds like it is made of porcelain. Warninger is just happy to have this family heirloom in his possession. To him it is a reminder of his grandparents and their long marriage to one another.
What do you think of Warninger deciding to keep the petrified top of his grandparent’s wedding cake? Would you consider something like that a family heirloom? Use the comments section below and share your thoughts. We’d love to hear from you!
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