(this page is for both Ameren cakes)
1901 Chouteau Ave., St. Louis, MO, 63103 / Cake artist for both: Rudy Zaph
Ameren’s roots trace back to 1902, when Union Electric was founded. By 1904, it powered the World’s Fair in St. Louis. At the time, Union Electric was located downtown on Ashley Street. Ameren was created in 1997 as a merger between the Union Electric Company and the Central Illinois Public Service Company. The company’s name is a combination of the words ‘American’ and ‘energy’. Serves 2.4 million electric and over 900k natural gas customers across 64,000 square miles. It is the holding company of: Ameren Missouri, Ameren Illinois and Ameren Transmission Company.
Memories: The ‘official’ stl250 Ameren cake (blue one) was originally placed in the colonnade on 2/25/2014, and it stayed there all year. Word got around that Ameren had been given another cake with the same mold that was used for all the others (mostly because of them being a huge sponsor to stl250). That cake was placed only inside, for the staff and employees and their guests only. It was in a very secure place. By the beginning of October 2014, there was a special event outside the place and their second cake made its appearance outside. Needless to say, it sparked interest in that cake, and it was decided by Ameren to leave it outside for the rest of the year for public viewing.
Where are the cakes now?: The cakes were both removed by the beginning of 2015, and the whereabouts are unknown. (May 2017)