Couple married for 60 years still eats a piece of their UNREFRIGERATED wedding cake every year

By Samantha Luiz
25 August 2015

A couple who recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary has shared the secret behind their long union.

A couple who recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary has shared the secret behind their long union.

Ann and Ken Fredericks, from Florida, celebrate each anniversary by eating a piece of their wedding cake- the very same fruit cake from their Big Day in 1955.

The couple also admitted to keeping the cake in a Maxwell House coffee can and stored in a cupboard.

“I mean, dark fruit cake keeps,” explained Ann.

'We just never thought of this as being unusual'

“It’s a little dry, and it doesn’t taste bad.”

To improve its taste, they moisten the cake with brandy before eating it.

“Believe me; it’s quite tasty, as long as it’s got enough brandy on it. And it’s never made us sick,” she told Florida Today.

The two are surprised by the amount of media attention they’ve received over the cake. In some cultures, preserving a slice of wedding cake is considered a good luck tradition.

But unlike the Fredericks, this cake is usually refrigerated and eaten on the couple’s first anniversary.

“We just never thought of this as being unusual,” Ann Fredericks told ABC.

The fruit cake was made by Ann’s grandmother, who baked three layers of cake about two months before the wedding. The Fredericks saved the top tier.

A spokesperson from Ask Karen, a food safety chat service sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, raised concern over the cake’s safety.

“We wouldn't recommend practically any food that old.”

Sources: abcnews.go.com, huffingtonpost.com

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