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Great Moments in Symbolism: Wrigley Field 100th anniversary cake was tossed in a dumpster

Apr 24, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

Sad Cubs Fan

Yesterday, for the 100th anniversary celebration of Wrigley Field, A 5-foot by 5-foot, 400-pound cake made in the form of Wrigley Field was unveiled. It was made by Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken, N.J., the setting of the reality show “Cake Boss.” It was pretty cool.

Now it sits in a dumpster at the Field Museum, uneaten. Pictures of it can be seen at the link. Then the Cubs issued a statement:

“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.”

Spare me, Cubs. If you commission a large, largely non-edible cake and keep it outside all day and decide not to feed it to people, what exactly are the folks you stick with it at the end of the day supposed to do? Keep it forever? Rent a storage unit?

(via Deadspin)


  1. beermakers - Apr 24, 2014 at 3:36 PM

    Non edible cake, is like going to a Gentlemen’s Club, and walking around with your eyes closed..

    • 18thstreet - Apr 24, 2014 at 3:45 PM

      Maybe I just like Def Leppard, okay?

      • rollinghighwayblues - Apr 24, 2014 at 3:55 PM

        Ah, now you’re talking. Def Lep cranked up to 11 and that sweet, unique “aroma”.

      • spursareold - Apr 24, 2014 at 5:27 PM

        Whitesnake, ftw.

    • DJ MC - Apr 24, 2014 at 5:40 PM

      Couldn’t you have just stopped at “going to a gentleman’s club”?

      • spursareold - Apr 24, 2014 at 6:21 PM

        Well played.

  2. cfischeraz - Apr 24, 2014 at 3:41 PM

    Wouldn’t the non-edible cake last another 100 years?

  3. koufaxmitzvah - Apr 24, 2014 at 3:44 PM

    Can’t make non-edible pie.

    • dluxxx - Apr 24, 2014 at 4:12 PM

      Mud pie.

      • dluxxx - Apr 24, 2014 at 4:12 PM

        And Cow Pie.

  4. Jeff - Apr 24, 2014 at 3:52 PM

    pretty much sums up what ppl think of the Cake Boss

  5. scottychicago - Apr 24, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    Should’ve disposed of it more carefully instead of tossing on top of a dumpster for all to see.

  6. jerze2387 - Apr 24, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    You in fact can NOT have your cake and eat it too, cubs fans.

    Now the curse of the billy goat becomes the cake boss curse. Another 100 years of losing.

    • yahmule - Apr 24, 2014 at 4:40 PM

      The Cubs futility can’t be measured in centuries. They’re going to suck right up to the next mass extinction.

      • spursareold - Apr 24, 2014 at 5:34 PM

        They’ll be up 20 runs in game 7 of the WS with 2 outs in the 9th, and the asteroid will directly hit Wrigley.

  7. trbmb - Apr 24, 2014 at 4:18 PM

    Perhaps they could have sent it to Sammy to apologize for ignoring him yesterday.

    • spursareold - Apr 24, 2014 at 5:42 PM

      “Here, have some non-edible cake we were going to throw away anyway. Feel bettter?”

  8. hansob - Apr 24, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    If I’m the baker, it takes everything I have not to give the little frosting fan down the left field line a Cubs hat, glasses, and headphones.

  9. yahmule - Apr 24, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    Calm down, you not-so-lovable losers.

  10. joenash72 - Apr 24, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    They should light it on fire.

    • dluxxx - Apr 24, 2014 at 4:55 PM

      And then throw the cake in it.

  11. moogro - Apr 24, 2014 at 4:54 PM

    All cake should be thrown into the dumpster. If they served pie, it would have been finished.

  12. texaspistoleer - Apr 24, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    It’s not the act, it was that they was so stinkin’ obvious about it

  13. apkyletexas - Apr 24, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    Missed the photo of the cake actually sitting in the dumpster:

    Classic Chicago.

  14. dylanthom2013 - Apr 24, 2014 at 8:09 PM

    Should throw the team in the dumpster next.

    • joenash72 - Apr 24, 2014 at 9:19 PM

      And light it on fire.

  15. newpairofsox - Apr 24, 2014 at 9:48 PM

    Can’t make this stuff up…”in honor of 100 years…inedible cake…ah, hell, just throw it out.”

  16. railcarcowboy - Apr 24, 2014 at 10:06 PM

    Non-edible cake made by the Non-edible cake boss huh? What’s the point?

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