What could you buy with $10,000? A car? A luxury trip to Europe? A water-thrusting jet bike? Meh. (Though sure, the jet bike does sound dope).
But the way more exciting move, if you’ve got $10,000 sitting around burning a hole through your pocket, is to buy something unique. Something of historical significance. Something like, say, a slice of cake from Prince William and Duchess Kate’s wedding reception.
According to the New Daily, a slice of the six-year-old royal fruitcake (yeesh, fruitcake?) will hit the stand next month via Chiswick Auctions. Bidding is set to start at $1,300, but is expected to climb somewhere between $7,500 and $10,000 when it's all said and done. A piece of cake from the 1981 wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles (also fruitcake — what's up with royal weddings and fruitcake?) recently went for about $6,000 at auction.
Your $10,000 slice of cake comes wrapped in the same commemorative gold tin that guests at the royal wedding received as souvenirs if they decided to take home any cake from the 2011 Buckingham palace reception. And in addition to a very fancy and shiny tin, the cake also comes with a note from the Queen, which reads: “With best wishes from TRH [Their Royal Highness] The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall in celebration of the wedding of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge."
So at least you’re getting a lot of bang for your buck?
If you do decide to shell out 10 grand to own a slice of the cake, we recommend scrounging up an additional $60 so that you can eat it the right way — off a commemorative plate printed with a picture from the royal couple's big day.
Now that's money well spent.
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