That Amazing Wrigley Field Cake? Nobody Ate It
By John Dodge
CHICAGO (CBS) — As part of the 100th birthday celebration for Wrigley Field, the Chicago Cubs commissioned a massive cake in the form of the historic ballpark.
The 25-square-foot, 400-pound cake was created by the people behind the “Cake Boss” television series. Customers have paid up to $100,000 for their cakes.
It looked good enough to eat.
But nobody did.
And it simply ended up in the garbage.
Photos posted on Reddit show the glorious creation sitting on a forklift getting ready to be removed from the premises.
It appears that somebody holds a grudge against the lights, which were installed in the late 1980s. The person (or persons) — perhaps still-angry Wrigleyville residents — ripped the lights from their bases and tossed them onto the field.
Much of the cake was not edible — bakers use various tricks of the trade (such as large amounts of fondant) to make such elaborate creations.
However, there is cake in there — chocolate, vanilla and chocolate fudge, according to the Cake Boss creators.
After it appeared at Wrigley Field, the cake was transported to the Cubs “Bricks & Ivy” charity party on Wednesday night at the Field Museum. The location of the garbage bin could not be immediately determined.
However, based on the background of the photo, it does appear to be a Dumpster at the Field.
“The Chicago Cubs are disappointed in how our Wrigley Field display cake was disposed by the Field Museum following our successful charity event last night,” the Cubs said in a statement. “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 display cake artfully created by Buddy Valastro and Carlo’s Bakery was handled.”