Cakeway to the West–The Beginning and the End

The gold cake prototype and the “Reunion” cake, the last of the Stl250 cakes to be unveiled, are currently on display together at the Missouri History Museum. It’s kind of fun to see the beginning of the project, and the end, together in one place!

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“Everywhere there’s Cake”

The Soulard Art Market is currently celebrating St. Louis’ 250th birthday with a special exhibit, “Everywhere there’s Cake.” ¬†Of course I was at the gallery opening with the whole family, because one of my Cakeway to the West pictures (of the Comptom Hill Water Tower) is part of the exhibit. There was a nice crowd, and it was fun seeing all of the art displayed…mostly photos, but a few other types of art as well.

There was even live music:

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And, of course, cake!

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The prototype made an appearance:

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And outside, there was not only the Barkus Pet Parade cake, but also the final (no really, it is!) cake, not quite complete, but still on display for the night:

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I can’t tell you how exciting it was to be a part of that, and to feel like an artist, if only for one evening. The exhibit is open through the first few weeks of January, so if you’d like to stop by and see all of the talent the cakes inspired, you have 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!