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