Couple still eating their wedding cake... 61 years later
You’re supposed to save the top tier of your wedding cake and eat it to celebrate your first anniversary or first child, whichever was to come first.
That’s the tradition anyway.
Not for Ann and Ken Fredericks.
In a move that seems like the ultimate in delayed gratification, they’re still eating their wedding cake.
It’s worth knowing that the Fredericks have been married for 60 years.
“We’re beginning to think we may outlive the tradition,” Mrs Fredericks told ABC News in the US.
“I’m 82 and my husband is 86 and this year was our 61st wedding anniversary. The cake is only like 3 inches by 4 inches, what we have left of it. So we both enjoyed a very small piece.”
The couple saved a tier of the dark fruitcake from their 1955 wedding, which they keep wrapped up in a coffee can in their pantry, from which they cut a tiny slice every year to celebrate.
As the dark fruitcake was made with so much brandy, Mrs Fredericks said, it doesn’t spoil and tastes just as good as it did six decades ago. Particularly with an extra shot of brandy poured over it to moisten it.
“But let me tell you - it looks black,” she said.