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Footnote – 1935: Cake Still Good After 35 Years

(This story originally appeared on page 1 of the June 27, 1935, issue of the Wahoo Democrat in Wahoo, Nebraska, and is reprinted word-for-word below.)


Imagine eating a piece of cake 35 years old—and finding it still tasty and delicious.

That was the experience of a family group at the home of Postmaster Fredericka Weber Friday evening when she again cut her wedding cake in honor of her anniversary.

The cake has been brought out at intervals since it first adorned the wedding table of more than a third of a century ago, and each time it was as sumptuous as the day it was baked. Yes, it is a fruit cake. To date we haven’t been informed definitely as to the preservative used, so your guess is as good as ours.

Present for the cake-cutting Friday were Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Adams and daughter, Joan, of Lincoln, and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Weber, city. (“City” is most likely Omaha.)

Fredericka Weber's wedding cake was still edible after 35 years.
Original article that appeared in the Wahoo Democrat on June 27, 1935.

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