Here's How Much A Slice Of First Couple's 2005 Wedding Cake Just Sold For

There really is a market for everything, and that includes confectionary delights that are more than a decade old. Of course, not just any stale dessert will attract interest on the open market. In order for that to be achieved, there has to at least be something resembling significance attached to it. We can certainly include the wedding cake of President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump in that category. As the New York Post shares, a slice of that cake just fetched a rather healthy price at auction.

Darren Julien, president of Julien’s Auctions in Culver City, had the souvenir dessert from the wedding of the First Couple on hand at a recent auction in California. The dessert came courtesy of an anonymous seller, who would provide an invitation from the wedding as a demonstration of the cake’s authenticity.

It sounds like the audience on hand has still not come to terms with the results of the election, as boos enveloped the crowd as the item was put up for bid. Either that, or they just don’t particularly care for the commander-in-chief. There’s also the possibility that they’re just not fans of cake that’s 12-years-old. Whichever one it is, that didn’t stop the bids from coming in, but Julien also had a workaround in place.

“But we are online also, so Republicans were able to bid safely,” he noted.

The cake would wind up selling for a whopping $2,240, which is a similar price that a slice from the royal wedding of Kate Middleton to Prince William fetched when it hit the market. In that case, at least it was a tad more recent, as the Royal Couple tied the knot in 2011. In the case of the First Couple, the cake slice is described as a gold-and-white sponge cake morsel topped by a spun-sugar rose.

No word on who the buyer was, so that lack of info doesn’t help to provide us clarity on the market for aged cake slices. Is it a collector of stale things? A big fan of POTUS? A Hillary Clinton voter that will take great glee in destroying it? Any chance it was Melania that snagged it for old time’s sake? Is the person that bought it going to eat it?

There’s a ton of unanswered questions swirling around, and we’ll have to wait and see if inquiring minds are able to get to the bottom of things. In all seriousness, the auction market is ripe with unusual items, and we would imagine there’s an interesting market for things attached to the commander-in-chief these days.

That doesn’t make it any less eyebrow-raising to know that things such as this can fetch such a healthy sum, but we’ll assume that those that sealed the deal can afford it. If they can’t, the eyebrows can be raised even further, but that’s another story for another day. Regardless, anyone else that may be in possession of a stale piece of cake from a famous wedding may be sitting on an untapped revenue stream.

Source: New York Post
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