1721 S. Mason Road, Ballwin, MO, 63011 / Cake artist: Lindsay Harmon
The AKC (American Kennel Club) Museum of the Dog is part of Queeny Park in Ballwin. It is inside the historic Jarville House, which was built in 1853, and the home of Edgar Queeny (president of Monsanto, 1928-1960). While the museum’s idea goes back to the early 1970s, the reality of a comprehensive museum devoted to dogs became a reality in St. Louis when it moved here from New York City in 1987. There are more than 700 pieces of dog-related artwork throughout the museum, making it the largest of its kind. Some paintings go back to the 17th century! This is also one of the very few that allows dogs inside. The musuem contains a room where special meetings are held, and even weddings!
Cake placement date: February 25
Where is the cake now?: The cake has since moved inside the lobby. It is unknown what will happen once the museum will move to New York. (May 2017)