Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Wedding Cake Dare

Of all the wedding traditions, eating year-old wedding cake on your first anniversary is the oddest. It can't be that old of a tradition. There's no way that 100 years ago people were taking up valuable refrigeration space all  year with old cake. Not to mention that if people were eating cake made without preservatives 60 years ago, they would have all been getting sick from all the gnarly but natural microbes. I had a bite of year-old wedding cake last month. I approached it in the same way that I did a plate of buffalo wings made with ghost peppers, supposedly the hottest pepper on Earth. A bit of a dare, a bit of an experiment on my body. And now I can tell you from experience that year-old cake is safer to eat than anything featuring ghost peppers.

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