To celebrate Wrigley Field's 100th birthday yesterday, the Cubs commissioned "The Edible Confines," a 5'x5', 400-pound cake version of Wrigley. It took four bakers six days to make. It took one day to be unceremoniously trashed, much like a century's worth of Cubs fans' hopes and dreams.
The vanilla-and-chocolate cake, crafted by the Hoboken, N.J. bakery featured on the show Cake Boss, was on display at Wrigley for the ceremonies. After the game, it was whisked to the Field Museum for a Cubs charity fundraiser. That's where it sat until this morning, when Reddit user ChewysDingleberrys, whose post history shows he works at the Field Museum, was tasked with disposing of it. He shared some sad photos of the cake as it waited for a forklift to play Charon.
A couple hours later, he posted the photo at top. Wrigley cake has finally found its eternal resting place.
So, why wasn't it, you know, eaten? To create something this large and detailed and resilient requires a sizable amount of non-edible base parts, and sculpting fondant that makes it hard as a rock. Add to that the assorted filth picked up from a day of being exposed, and the cake was never meant to be devoured.
Or the Cubs just have a thing about throwing away their history.
Update: The Cubs are pretending to be mad!
"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."