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Wrigley Field 100th birthday cake ends up in dumpster, uneaten
Wrigley Field celebrated its 100th birthday on Wednesday. For the most part, it was a joyous occasion.
The day was really something to behold.
The players wore 1914 throwback uniforms. Scorecards were made to look old. Fans received replica jerseys.
The Cubs and owner Tom Ricketts outdid themselves.
And what birthday celebration would be complete without a birthday cake?
So, the Cake Boss himself, chef Buddy Valastro of TLC fame, was commissioned to bake a cake. And bake he did! Working with his team over several days, the Cake Boss whipped up a 25-square-foot, 400-pound “Edible Confines” Wrigley Field replica cake, complete with chocolate, vanilla and fudge. (Why the Cubs commissioned a New Jersey bakery to create the cake seems odd, but back to the story.)
The birthday cake was to be enjoyed by Wrigley fans and then shipped to the Field Museum on Wednesday night for a Cubs charity party.
Well, it seems everyone liked marveling at the cake, but few ever actually ate it.
Reports surfaced this morning of the “Edible Confines” sitting on a utility cart waiting to be tossed out. From the looks of it, most of the cake was intact, except for a missing scoreboard and some downed light standards (probably the work of an upset baseball purist.)
Then came this:
We sent our crack cake reporter out to check the dumpster at Wrigley Field. You might remember, the one where other things Cub have been found. His investigation turned up nothing, except that the Cubs have replaced that smaller bin with a larger one with higher walls which makes it tough to see the contents.
We will guess that the “leftover” cake resides in a dumpster near the Field Museum.
Whatever the case, we implore anyone with knowledge of the cake caper to NOT let the Cubs’ crying kid know about any of this.
“The Chicago Cubs are disappointed in how our Wrigley Field display cake was disposed by the Field Museum following our successful charity event. The team made a decision not to serve the edible portion after the cake was on display outside Wrigley Field for most of the day. Though the cake was mostly made up of non-edible material, it certainly does not excuse how a celebratory cake artfully created by Buddy Valastro and Carlo’s Bakery was handled.”
(h/t Mick Swasko)