Yum? Would You Eat It?

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  1. Diane Lane

    Diane Lane Very Well-Known Member
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    This Florida couple was married in 1955. Every year, they take out the leftover wedding cake they have stored in a coffee tin, and eat a little piece with some champagne. Would you eat it? Apparently it's a fruitcake, so perhaps they're right, and it's still good to eat, but I think I'd skip it.
     
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    Although I'm not one of those people that despises fruit cake....that's just too long, so my answer is NO.
     
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    I bet they have a little tiddly bit - nice that is - I'd have a little tiddly bit, tradition :cool:
     
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    yes as long as they didn't leave the icing on the cake and it's been wrapped up tightly, fruticake will last for years...so I don't see a problem, and actually how romantic are they after 61 years ?, bless!!
     
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    "Would you eat it?"

    Probably in a "heartbeat", if it had been kept frozen.
    Frank
     
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    That's being too sentimental to save that wedding cake for too long. Isn't it weird for them to do that after all those years? I remember my husband telling me that we should not celebrate wedding anniversaries because what's important is the present and not the past when it comes to wedding. And I agree to that because I have seen couples getting married with a lavish reception and after a year they break their wedding vows. Now back to that cake, in fairness to the couple, I guess their relationship is in good stead when they eat a portion of that cake every year of their anniversary. And when things go sour, that would be easy to lace a portion of the cake with poison, hahahaaah.
     
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    I think I saved the top layer of mine for a year but tossed it after looking at it but the marriage would still be going strong had he not died. Would have been 46 years just this last month, July 25!
     
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    Sure I'd eat it. It has been kept frozen so it will be good.
     
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    My stuff no matter how well it's sealed gets freezer burn, I bet that did too. Although it won't kill you, I don't like it.
     
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    Why fruitcake? No I wouldn't eat it let alone save it for that long.
     
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    @Von Jones
    Von, you're giving Patsy the giggles today - sounds so funny - 'Why fruitcake' :p
    Mind you - I'm not keen on fruit cake, too rich for me :)
     
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    I think the tradition about saving the top layer and having it on the anniversary is nice. I don't think I'd eat something after 50 or more years, though. Was it frozen @Sheldon Scott? I didn't see that part, just that it had been kept sealed in a coffee can. It made me think of the black century eggs, and the thought of eating one makes me sick.
     
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    I would as long as I could verify that it wouldn't make me ill.
     
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    I saw Dr. Oz show once about frozen foods that should be kept only for 3 months at the longest in freezers, so when I get married I plan to have a new one made on our wedding anniversary and hope my husband to be agrees that for health wise sake to have wedding anniversary cake freshly made.:p But to each their own decision to make them happy.
     
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    Recently there was soething about couples who saved their wedding cake for 6 years before eating it. I don't think it would kill you if properly frozen, but I don't think I could vouch for the taste after that lenhgt of time. I understand nostalgia and all that, but eating an old cake is not really that appealing to me. I think having a slice of one aftre the first year of marriage is more traditional.
     
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