CASH IN THE ATTIC: How making money can be a piece of cake as portion fetches £5,500
Every week TOBY WALNE gives the low-down on the value of forgotten treasures that may be gathering dust in your attic.
Making money can quite literally be a piece of cake – with a 32-year-old slice from the wedding of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson fetching £36 last week.
Thanks to dried fruit and alcohol, the cake was still edible but it was the Royal link that made it worth more than mere crumbs.
Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding cake in 2011
The record price for Royal Wedding cake was achieved in 2014 when £5,500 was paid for a portion of the one made to celebrate Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding in 2011.
In 2015, £1,800 was paid for a slice of the wedding cake for Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding in 1981.
A slice of 1840 fruitcake for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s wedding sold for £1,500 in 2016 while a slither for the marriage of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in 1947 went for £600 in 2013.
Earlier this year, cake for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding was changing hands for £1,000.