Let them eat cake! A six-year-old slice of Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding cake (yes, seriously) was recently auctioned off to raise money for charity. Of course, the tasty treat in question isn’t any old wedding cake. The fruitcake was designed by cake-maker Fiona Cairns with the Duchess of Cambridge's passion for flowers and their meanings in mind. It had eight tiers and is decorated with 900 sugar-paste flowers. It is definitely a sight to behold and was the centerpiece of Kate and William's lavish reception at Buckingham Palace on April 29, 2011. Unfortunately, though, being six-years-old, the cake isn’t actually edible.
Kate and William at their 2011 wedding. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
According to Yahoo!, the went up for auction on Wednesday, Sept. 27 through the UK's Chiswick Auction House with the guide price starting at $1,030. Another slice of the confection was previously sold in 2014 for around $10,300.
The winner of the slice of what is perhaps the most famous cake in British history will be gifted it in a specially commissioned cream and gilt commemorative tin with a printed card that says, "With the best wishes from the TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall in celebration of the wedding of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge."
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This post was written by Ellie Wiseman. It originally appeared on our sister site, Grazia Daily.