3015 Barrett Station Road, Ballwin, MO, 63122 / Cake artist: Jane Saunders
The Museum of Transportation opened in 1944 by railroad/train and automobile enthusiasts. Several pieces of railroad cars, equipment and memorabilia are on display here, and even boats, planes and horse-drawn carriages as well. The museum operates a miniature train and a trolley, on certain times of the year. The museum was recognized by the Smithsonian Institution as ‘one of the largest and best collection of transportation vehicles in the world’!
Cake placement date: March 19
Where is the cake now?: The cake sold in the biddingforgood auction for $505 on 1/1/2015. In August 2016, the cake was touched up by cake artist Genevieve Esson for Farotto’s Pasta & Pizzeria (located 9525 Manchester Road in Rock Hill, MO). This was to celebrate their 60th anniversary. Many new designs were painted on the original cake, including Italian restaurant themes. It is still on display, outside the restaurant in the back. (May 2017)
Memories: Sometime during the Fall of 2014, Jane Saunders (the cake’s artist, see pic below) did some ‘touching up’ to the cake while it was on display.
The Museum of Transportation was featured in an episode of Living St. Louis: