People will literally spend money on anything, including stale cake from celebrity weddings.
In 2014, a slice of Princess Diana and Prince Charles' 1981 wedding cake was put up for auction 33 years after the nuptials, and was sold online for over $1,300.
The cake came wrapped in its original white and silver box, and included a card that read, "With best wishes from Their Royal Highnesses, the Prince & Princess of Wales."
A few years later, in August 2017, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, put a slice from their eight-tier wedding cake up for sale to raise funds for a charitable cause.
The six-year-old fruitcake, which had a starting bid of around $1,300, was sold to the highest bidder for an undisclosed, but hefty amount. The special treat came in a custom designed cream and gold commemorative tins, just like the ones gifted to the guests who attended the royal reception in 2011.
Now, just a few months after the royal cake was sold, another stale cake enthusiast has won the bid for a piece of President Donald Trump and Melania’s wedding cake, and it was not cheap.
The cake is from Trump and Melania’s million-dollar wedding that took place twelve years ago at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. Julien’s Auction, the same auction house responsible for the previous cake sales, sold the cake for over $2,000.
Unlike the other celebrity wedding cakes, which were slices from a larger confection, this piece was not from the Trumps' seven-tier cake.
Donald and Melania's $50,000 cake was so heavy that it needed to be held up by wires, which made it impossible to cut and serve during the event. Instead, guests were given individual chocolate truffle cakes iced with white frosting and topped with a white rose.
The cake, which was created by the then-head pastry chef at Mar-a-Lago, Cedric Barberet, was auctioned off last week and came in a white paper box with "M.D.T" etched on it.
The dessert was sold as part of an "Icons & Idols: Hollywood and More" auction, which also featured other celebrity memorabilia. Items included a Nobel Peace Prize medal, one of Marilyn Monroe's medical files, and a piece of Judy Garland's luggage.
Would you pay $2,000 for a piece of a celebrity wedding cake?