One Location, Two Cakes

A I mentioned earlier, we’ve had the opportunity to see one Cakeway to the West creation at two different locations in the St. Louis area. Because of this, we also saw two different cakes at the same location, the Big Mound Memorial, also known as Le Grange de Terre.

The first cake we saw there back in April, and we thought it was very suitable to the location, so close to Interstate 70.


When we heard that cake had been moved to the Ameristar Casino in St. Charles, we knew we had to go back to the Big Mound in August and see the “new” cake there.


It turns out that the “new” cake had originally been placed at the Audubon Center in West Alton, but they requested it be moved, so it landed here. You wouldn’t think cakes would travel, but occasionally they do!

One Cake, Two Locations

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


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.


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!