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Special day at Wrigley Field didn't take the cake

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The cake created especially for the 100th birthday celebration at Wrigley Field on Tuesday came to an inauspicious in a dumpster at the Field Museum. / reddit The cake created especially for the 100th birthday celebration at Wrigley Field on Tuesday came to an inauspicious in a dumpster at the Field Museum. / reddit
CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Wrigley Field celebrated its 100th birthday on Wednesday. For the most part, it was a joyous occasion, except for the final resting place of the birthday cake, the Sun-Times is reporting.

Baseball commissioner Bud Selig showed up. Some former Cubs greats were there. Even a few Bears legends appeared.

The players wore 1914 throwback uniforms. Scorecards were made to look old. Fans received replica jerseys.

The Cubs and owner Tom Ricketts outdid themselves.

And what birthday celebration would be complete without a birthday cake?

So, the Cake Boss himself, chef Buddy Valastro of TLC fame, was commissioned to bake a cake. And bake he did! Working with his team over several days, the Cake Boss whipped up a 25-square-foot, 400-pound “Edible Confines” Wrigley Field replica cake, complete with chocolate, vanilla and fudge.

The birthday cake was to be enjoyed by fans and then shipped to the Field Museum on Wednesday night for a Cubs charity party.

Well, it seems everyone liked marveling at the cake, but few actually ate it.

Reports surfaced Thursday morning of the “Edible Confines” sitting on a utility cart waiting to be tossed out. From the looks of it, most of the cake was intact, except for a missing scoreboard and some downed light standards.

Then came reports and pictures on social media of the cake in the dumpster at Wrigley Field, the same one where other things Cub have been found. When the Sun-Times checked, it turned up nothing, except that the Cubs have replaced that smaller bin with a larger one with higher walls making it tough to see the contents.

The Cubs issue a statement on the cake-troversy, via RedEye: “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.”

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