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701 North 18th Street, St. Louis, MO, 63103 / Cake artist: City Museum staff
The City Museum calls itself an ‘eclectic mixture of children’s playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel’. The brainchild of the late sculptor Bob Cassilly, it is housed in the former International Shoe Building. Cassilly and his then-wife, Gail, purchased the ten-story building in 1983 but it wasn’t until 1997 that he wanted to help re-vitalize downtown St. Louis. Several things can be found at the City Museum besides large sculptures and art: the underground caves, the pipe organ, the halfpipes, the world’s largest underwear and many others. The first three floors have a theme, while the rooftop can be accessed in season. The rooftop features a giant ferris wheel and of course, the hanging school bus! Special exhibits are shown here as well, including the aquarium.
Cake placement date: April 8
Where is the cake now?: The cake had been placed on the fourth floor in 2015. While not accessible to the public, it is still welcome to cakers who would like to see it.