There are many wedding traditions that have been passed down to new generations.
Some couples save the top tier of their cake so they could eat it on their first wedding anniversary.
During the 19th century, couples would eat the top tier of the cake when their first child was christened.
When Inez and Harvey Warninger tied the knot on March 17, 1915, they also followed a wedding tradition. However, they never got the chance to eat the cake.
Ronald Warninger knew since he was a child that his grandparents’ cake was stored in a freezer but had not seen it. His parents also told him not to touch the cake.
As the 100-year- anniversary of his grandparents approached, Ronald’s sister contacted him to ask if he knew where the cake was. He searched around the basement but couldn’t find it.
While cleaning his garage one day, he noticed a hat box and knew right away that the cake was inside. He opened the box and there was the top tier of the wedding cake!
A note written to Inez from a friend was also packed next to it. It reads: “Remember me when far away, And only half awake, Remember me on your wedding day, And send me a slice of wedding cake.”
Ronald was astonished that it lasted long. The white icing was preserved and the cake was intact. In fact, it lasted through two world wars!
The family plans to keep the cake in storage as a family heirloom. “I’m just glad it reappeared. I felt a little responsible for it,” Ronald said.
“It is just the top of a wedding cake, but how many people have those all these years later? It’s just like a time capsule. I hope to pass it along to one of my kids and maybe they’ll keep it for another 100 years.”
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