Parade of STL 250 cakes to open Let Them Eat Art

This year’s Let them Eat Art, Maplewood’s “Whimsical Tribute to Bastille Day” on Friday  July 10 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., will offer a special parade.

A parade of the St. Louis 250 Cakes, courtesy of  STL 250 Cakelovers, will kick off the fun with a parade of cakes down Sutton Boulevard at 6:30 p.m. Following the parade — “Cake Walk to Cake Land” — the cakes, along with the artists, will be displayed along Sutton Boulevard and other Maplewood spots.

The idea is to get the public to interact with the artist, said Francine Case, owner of St. Louis 250 Cake Lovers. Case bought five of the cakes when they went up for auction and has acquired more since then. She’s up to about 14 now, she said.

“Unless you really see the cakes up close in person you really can’t appreciate all the details,” she said. “They’re really wonderful pieces of artwork.”

Following Friday’s event the cakes will be on display at various locations around Maplewood until August 31.

Some of the cakes in the parade, and the artists :

  • The Off-Broadway Cake, Kris Mosby
  • Powell Hall Cake, Earl Miller
  • Warren County Courthouse Cake, Patti Spellman
  • City Garden Cake, Rich Brooks
  • Bonhomme Old Stone Church Cake, Alissa Shoults
  • Francis Field Cake, April Morrison
  • First Missouri State Capitol Historic Site Cake, Lindsay Harmon
  • Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, Bruce Howard
  • Saturday Morning Cartoon Cake, Mark Swain
Thed Powell Hall Cake is currently on display in front of Larder & Cupboard.

The Powell Hall Cake is currently on display in front of Larder & Cupboard.

4 thoughts on “Parade of STL 250 cakes to open Let Them Eat Art

  1. Doug – Do you know what route the parade of cakes will take? Is it just the section of Sutton south of Manchester?

    • Ian – @enjoyMaplewood, on Twitter, says the route starts at Sutton and Manchester and goes to Sutton Loop Park – “Short, quirky and loads of fun.”

  2. Matthew Nolan’s book 250 Years – 252 Cakes: The Definitive St. Louis 250th Anniversary Cake Book will be for sale at The Book House during the parade and Let them Eat Art event. We also have postcards (only $1.00 each!) of all the cakes for sale.

    Michelle Barron
    The Book House
    7352 Manchester Rd.
    314-968-4491
    http://www.bookhousestl.com

  3. “250 Years – 252 Cakes: The Definitive St. Louis 250th Anniversary Cake Book” Celebrates The Beauty And Pride Of The Gateway City

    A local author has done more than take picture of cakes. His book is the story of St. Louis and all that it has to offer—past and present.

    St. Louis—June 29, 2015—Beautifully photographed by Matthew S. Nolan, “250 Years – 252 Cakes: The Definitive St. Louis 250th Anniversary Cake Book” visually illustrates the beauty and pride of the metropolitan St. Louis area and its surrounding communities. Rediscover the past, delve into present history and explore the future through this unique look into the entire region.

    It began with the events planned to commemorate St. Louis’ 250th anniversary. STL 250, the nonprofit organization in charge of the ‘Cakeways to the West’ event, placed more than 250 fiberglass birthday cakes at various locations throughout the entire region.

    Nolan celebrates this milestone anniversary through his photographs of the custom-decorated cakes by local artists. Each photograph has a location profile that explains the significance of that site to the metropolitan area.
    Learn more about the sights and history of St. Louis while enjoying this wonderful feast for the eyes with family and friends in the comfort of your home. From the Mount Pleasant Winery in Augusta, Missouri, to the West Alton Memorial Park in St. Charles County, every photo captures the spirit of each site. All of the region’s well-known attraction and entertainment venues are included as well as historic sites.

    The book can be purchased at Amazon.com, The Book House in Maplewood, The History Museum Gift Shop, World News, Christopher’s Gift Shop, Women’s Exchange, Webster Book Shop, R-space and The Novel Neighbor.