Located at the corner of Main and Boone streets, Troy, MO, 63379 / Cake artist: Paul LaFlam
The northernmost Missouri cake, as well as the only cake in Lincoln County, Missouri was in Troy. The county was named after Revolutionary General Benjamin Lincoln, as the city of Troy was named after a town in New York. The land was given to the city of Troy in 1819 by the founding fathers, Deacon Cottle and Zadock Woods (Vermont natives). A natural artesian spring used to run on this lot but blasting stopped the flow at the time Highway 47 was constructed. The spring provided many resources to the city during its early years. During wartime, there was a fort. The fort served as protection from the Indians during the War of 1812. It was the headquarters of Lieutenant Zachary Taylor, who eventually became the 12th President of the United States. The cabins were built by Cottle and Woods near the spring. Cottle operated the area’s first business, which was a grain mill.
Cake placement date: July 3
Where is the cake now?: The cake still sits outside the old fort, but according to recent reports it was moved to the back.