Wrigley Field Gets 400-Pound Cake to Celebrate 100th Birthday

Kenny Dorset@kdorsetDirector of Social MediaApril 23, 2014

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The great Wrigley Field turned 100 years old on Wednesday, so why not celebrate with a massive cake?


UPDATE: Thursday, April 24, 3:13 p.m. ET

It turns out not very much of the 400-pound cake was eaten by anyone. A Reddit user (h/t CBS Chicago) shared the following photos of the massive cake in a dumpster.

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The Cubs released a statement on the cake ending up in the trash, via Red Eye Chicago:

"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."

--End of Update--

The cake, which was made by baker Buddy Valastro of the TLC show Cake Boss, is 400 pounds and took four people six days to make. 

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According to Danny Ecker of ChicagoBusiness.com, the cake will be on display during the third inning of today's Cubs game, then served to guests during a party at the Field Museum. 

[Chicago Business]

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