$7,500 Slice Of Fruitcake : Kate Middleton Beats Princess Diana In Cake Battle

Updated: December 7, 2014
$7,500 Slice Of Fruitcake : Slice of cake from 2011 royal wedding sells for $7500

$7,500 Slice Of Fruitcake? Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills just sold a piece of wedding cake from the 2011 wedding of Prince William and Duchess Catherine (that’s Kate Middleton, you know) for $7,500.

The selling price is much more than the $1,000 to $2,000 that the auction house, Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills, anticipated.

The fruitcake, “which was eight tiers, took the baker five weeks to make and is said to peak in flavor 13 months after it was baked, comes in a tin along with a blank invitation to the wedding presented on the Queen’s stationery,” CNNMoney reports.

Made by Chef Fiona Cairns and her team, the white cake is decorated with icing flowers, petals and leaves.

According to The Telegraph, the buyer of the pricey treat is Gee Chuang, the CEO of online marketplace Listia.com. He plans to give it away on the company’s website to celebrate the royal couple’s fourth wedding anniversary, in April 2015.

Several years ago, the same auction house sold a piece of cake from the wedding of William’s parents, Prince Charles and Princess Diana. It was 27 years old at the time, and sold for $6,000.

Also featured in Friday’s auction were five of Princess Diana’s gowns, which sold for a total of $458,000, according to CNNMoney.