27-year-old cake celebrating Mikhail Gorbachev’s Freedom of the City found in Aberdeen Town House cupboard
By Scott Begbie
06/05/2020, 4:15 pmUpdated: 05/06/2020, 8:59 pm
When Mikhail Gorbachev was given the Freedom of the City of Aberdeen, he had his cake…but didn’t eat it.
In fact no one did.
Instead the lavish fruitcake, beautifully iced and decorated with the city’s coat of arms for the former Soviet leader – the man who helped end the Cold War – languished forgotten in the back of a town hall cupboard for more than 20 years.
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