Sunday, April 6, 2014

Cakeway to the West: Part 2!!!

...I was back on the search for more Cakeway to the West cakes this past weekend! In case you missed it, you can read my original post here, but to sum it up: St. Louis is turning 250 years old this year and they have 250, or eventually will have, cake sculptures displayed all throughout the STL. To date, I have now found only 240 cakes to go!

Friday night, my sis text me and asked if AR wanted to go to open gym at gymnastics with H then we could go cake hunting. It worked out perfect because we were meeting my dad for dinner on the Hill. We left two hours before dinner and hit up as many along I-44 as we could find. Luckily, H and AR were great sports and it wasn't until the last two cakes that AR was totally over getting in and out of the carseat. So, now here are cakes 4-10.

Cake #4-Maritz Theater
So yeah, AR's dress looked fine while standing. Um, when sitting...hello leg!

Cake #5-Laumeier Sculpture Park
I had to text Angie for help finding this one. It's not when you go in the main entrance, go to the right on Roth Road and go in that entrance to find it.

Cake #6-Kirkwood Train Station
Luckily, I didn't have to park here. They have a passenger drop-off spot so we hijacked that while we snapped the pic!

Cake #7-THE Magic House
We drove by here on the way to the train station. We looked it up on the list and didn't see it on there. I text Angie, "WTH? No cake at the Magic House?" She informed me there was and when we looked at the list again, we found it...under THE Magic House.

Cake #8-Thomas Sappington House Museum
This was not a planned stop but when we crossed over Sappington Road, we made a quick detour.

Cake #9-Rigazzi's
AR was so over it by now and refused to look at the camera. Luckily, I had the Mommy touch and I think this pic turned out pretty cute!

Cake #10-The Hill
By this point, we were all crabby, hungry, tired, and late to dinner! We were rushing to get to Zia's and what do you know? The Hill's cake was en route!

Things to note:
-My child tries to lick all the candles. In her defense, it does look like an ice cream swirl.
-Wearing a dress to take pics while straddling a cake candle=not a good idea.
-Surprisingly, not many people noticed or were around the cakes. At Laumeier, someone was looking at it when we walked up and at THE Magic House, a mom started telling her kids about it when they saw us making a fuss taking a picture.
I hope to make a day out of going to the zoo in Forest Park and hitting up all the cakes there. Be sure to keep me posted if you find any cakes. I'm loving this scavenger hunt and I even talked my work into running a contest to get people to find the cake in our park!


Sara McCarty said...

I've seen a couple of the cakes (Lodge of Des Peres and Lone Elk Park), but I was too lazy and didn't want to get Mac in and out of his car seat. Awesome idea though! I'm going to live vicariously through you and Angie on this one. Happy cake hunting!

Jessica @ Wanting Adventure said...

Such a cute idea to take pictures on top of each cake!