Call J. Peterman! This unappetizing piece of cake is up for auction right now with a current bid of $2,500. Why? It's from JFK's 45th birthday party in 1962, the one where Marilyn Monroe seductively sang "Happy Birthday, Mr. President." From Collectors Weekly:
The piece of cake up for auction is actually a sugar-frosted decoration on cardboard–it was spirited away from the ceremony by a police officer who was part of the event’s security staff. Along with a program from the event, the piece is expected to bring between $5,000 and $10,000."Let Them Eat JFK’s Birthday Cake"
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