One Cake, Two Locations

Back in April, we visited the Big Mound Memorial (Le Grange de Terre), and took pictures of the cake there:

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You can imagine my surprise, then, when I saw a picture of the same cake at the Ameristar Casino in St. Charles this summer! Apparently another cake needed to be moved from yet another location, and that one ended up at the Big Mound, while the cake that had been there traveled farther west.

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We did finally get around to seeing it at the casino for ourselves. Fortunately, the cake makes perfect sense in both locations, as it’s the I-70/President Eisenhower Interstate Highway System cake. In it’s new location, it’s closer to where 70 began (and also close to the former site of the Noah’s Ark hotel in St. Charles, which is pictured on the cake), while in it’s original location, it was closer to the I-70 Mississippi River crossing. I still think the original location was best, from a photography standpoint, but I also enjoyed the excuse to visit a casino for the first time!

Cakeway to the West–Another Unveiling

We’ve been to a Cakeway to the West unveiling before, but today we got to go to our second cake unveiling. This one was extra special, because it’s the last bonus cake to be placed, which of course means it’s also the last unveiling. It was a lot of fun. We got to see the gold baby cake, and the cake cut-out, as well as the artist and other people involved in the project. Plus, it was a lot of fun seeing so many other cake enthusiasts just as eager to take pictures as I was!

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As fun as it was, it was also bittersweet. There is still one roaming cake that we haven’t seen yet, but other than that, this is the end. It’s been a long journey that has lasted almost eight months, and even though I’m glad we won’t be using so much gas anymore, I’m sad to see it end!