Wrigley's 100th birthday cake uneaten, disposed by Field Museum; Cubs 'disappointed'

April 24, 2014|By Mick Swasko, @swasko | RedEye

Wrigley and the Cubs had their birthday cake, and now it's in the trash.

The 400-pound Cake Boss-created birthday cake for Wrigley's centennial was a spectacle at Wednesday's celebration. Now it's apparently being hauled away to a dumpster on a forklift. 

A Reddit user by the name of CheweysDingleberrys (heh) posted a series of photos Thursday of the massive cake looking as sad as Cubs fans walking out of Wrigley Field yesterday. "I have the task of disposing of the 400-pound Cubs cake" he wrote as the title of the post, noting that he was waiting for a forklift. 

It almost looks as though the tiny icing fans staged an adorably sad riot to protest the Cubs last-minute loss to the Diamondbacks. Downed lights and passed out frosted fans litter the outfield in what's left of the cake. 

Other users' comments on the Reddit story noted the seemingly appropriate and ironic demise of the confection. It appears as though some of the cake hasn't been eaten.

"Spend money on a cake and then don't eat it," user urbaneyezcom noted. "This is an inadvertent but apt description on the state of the franchise."

UPDATE: The Cubs say the cake was sent to the Field Museum for a charity event held there, but a decision was made not to serve the edible portion over concerns that it was outside most of the day. The Cubs also said in a statement that they are "disappointed" in the museum's decision. The full statement is below: 

"The Chicago Cubs are disappointed in how our Wrigley Field display cake was disposed by the Field Museum following our successful charity event.  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 cake artfully created by Buddy Valastro and Carlo’s Bakery was handled."

UPDATE 2: The Field Museum had a response of its own. “We value our relationship with the Chicago Cubs,” said Nancy O’Shea, Public Relations Director at the Field Museum. “We regret what happened and are taking steps to ensure that nothing like it happens again.”

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