Barkus Pet Parade

The annual Barkus/Beggin’ Pet Parade took place in Soulard on February 8, 2015. Hundreds of people turned out on what was considered a very nice day, weather-wise! (You didn’t even need a hoodie!) The Cakelovers had their own float, along with the Clementine’s/Soulard Art Market cake. It was very fitting, since the cake’s theme was the Barkus Pet Parade.

Getting the cake ready at Nadine’s Gin Joint patio (2/5/2015):

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The pet parade:

The cake as it prepares to take flight in the parade!
The cake as it prepares to take flight in the parade!
A shot of the crowd!
A shot of the crowd!
Beggin' Alley banner
Beggin’ Alley banner
Cake artist Victoria Szulc and Francine Case outside Nadine's Gin Joint
Cake artist Victoria Szulc and Francine Case outside Nadine’s Gin Joint
Cake artist Mark Swain and his dog (along with my shadow)
Cake artist Mark Swain and his dog (along with my shadow)
The oversized Schnucks cart, which has made appearances around the area
The oversized Schnucks cart, which has made appearances around the area
Blues Traveler performing a free show at the event (lead singer John Popper is in blue)
Blues Traveler performing a free show at the event (lead singer John Popper is in blue)
The crew holding the cake and float (its artist, Earl Miller, steered from behind. He is the one with the pink fur hat in the back) Photo from Francine Case
The crew holding the cake and float (its artist, Earl Miller, steered from behind. He is the one with the pink fur hat in the back) Photo from Francine Case
The cake as it strolls through the parade (Photo from Carol Depke)
The cake as it strolls through the parade (Photo from Carol Depke)

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