Couples Eats Original Wedding Cake After 61 Years

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Couples Eats Original Wedding Cake After 61 Years
Sun 21-08-2016

Every year, one Florida couple celebrates their wedding anniversary with a special tradition. Ann and Ken Fredericks nibble on a piece original cake from their wedding day. 

The couple got married on August 19, 1955, and they've been eating on that same fruitcake for over 6 decades.

"And we just cut a little piece off of here," Ken demonstrates.

Ann's grandmother made the cake for their wedding day, it was tradition to have dark fruitcake in her family.

"She made the cake, and it had to hang in their cellar in cheesecake bags to age, because it needs to start aging before you ice it."

After 61 years, couple still eating original wedding cake

The couple says they keep the cake wrapped up in a tightly sealed coffee tin that stays in a cupboard above their refrigerator.

"We still love each other, and we enjoy each other's company," says Ken.  "It's a collaborative venture that lasts if you allow it to," Ann adds.

"It's important to us, because it says we're still together and glad of it," says Ann.