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This takes the cake: couple eats 60-year-old wedding slice

Published:Thursday | August 20, 2015 | 12:43 PM
Ken and Ann Fredericks, of Satellite Beach, Florida, who were married on August 19, 1955, in Nyack, New York, pose with their wedding photo, as they eat a small piece of their wedding cake.


A Florida couple, married 60 years, are still enjoying a tradition from their wedding day. Every anniversary, they take a bite from the top layer of their wedding cake stored in a coffee can in their freezer.

Ann and Ken Fredericks said they pour brandy over the dark fruitcake to moisten it and break off a piece.

Ann Fredericks said that her children are appalled, but she said it's actually quite tasty with the brandy and has never made them sick.

The couple was married in Nyack, New York, in 1955 and Ann's grandmother made the cake. The three-layer cake was made a couple of months before the wedding so it would settle. A local bakery then covered it in frosting before the wedding.