Art imitating life? That 400-pound Wrigley Field cake now in dumpster

Is it art imitating life? Or life imitating art?

A stadium in shambles. 

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Remember Wrigley Field's celebration of its 100th birthday on Wednesday?

Fans received free cupcakes and the stadium proudly trotted out this 400-pound replica of the famed stadium, which took Cake Boss' Carlo's Bakery four people and six days to make:

Well what a difference a day makes: On Thursday, a Reddit user claiming to have the task of disposing of the now-useless 400-pound butterball, posted these pictures of that same Wrigley Field cake. It was supposed to have been consumed by guests at a Cubs Charities event, but the ginormous replica ended up unceremoniously trashed in a dumpster instead, all but forgotten: 

http://imgur.com/a/KPu7o

And these images make the home of the Chicago Cubs look like a scene after the apocalypse, with lights strewn on the field and the fans in the seats melted almost beyond recognition:

http://imgur.com/a/KPu7o
http://imgur.com/a/KPu7o

What a mess, right? The Cubs think so, too (and not just because they lost Wednesday's game to the Diamondbacks in a ninth-inning collapse). RedEye Chicago reported the MLB team decided not to serve the cake because it had been outside on display for most of the day. 

The organization expressed their disapproval at the cake's unceremonious dumping in this 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."

(H/t Deadspin)

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