***PUBLIC VOTE WINNER***
1555 Manchester Road, St. Louis, MO, 63131 (it is actually located near Des Peres) / Cake artist: Andy Cross
The southern branch of Edward Jones Investments company is headquartered in Des Peres. It is one of the biggest corporations held in the St. Louis area. Its northern branch is located at the corner of Dorsett Road and I-270 in the northwestern part of St. Louis County. Edward Jones Company was founded in St. Louis by Edward D. Jones (1893-1982) in 1922. While born in St. Louis, he originally grew up in Bellefontaine, Ohio. Jones’ son, Edward (or ‘Ted’), took over the company in 1968, where he helped expand it. The company has branched into 11,000 locations all over the United States and Canada, with over 7 million clients. It mostly focuses on individual investments, retirement, IRAs and small businesses. It has received numerous accolades over the years, including Fortune’s Best Places to Work.
Cake placement date: March 8
Where is the cake now?: The cake is now on private property.