5634 High Street, Augusta, MO, 63332 / Cake artist: Christy Martin
If you’re going along Highway 94 along the Missouri River, you’ll likely see a lot of vineyards and wineries. One of them is Mount Pleasant Estates, located in the small-town of Augusta. The village of Augusta was originally called Mount Pleasant and was founded in 1836 by Leonard Harold (a Daniel Boone follower), but was changed to Augusta in 1855. The winery was founded in 1859 by German immigrant Georg Muench. It was temporary closed in the 1920s, due to Prohibition. By the 1960s, tourists’ interest in wineries began and Mount Pleasant became the third-largest winery in Missouri. A second location opened in Branson in 2008. It has a land spanning of 85 acres of vines, as well as 16 kinds of grapes in production.
Cake placement date: February 26
Where is the cake now?: The cake continued to stay outside in the back patio area. On September 2016, Mount Pleasant Estates announced through their Facebook page that they re-painted the cake into a wedding theme. It is on public display. See “Repainted Cakes” (September 2019)
Memories: The cake was originally placed inside the tasting room; then it was moved to the deck of the Appelation Cafe, where it sat until September 2016. According to an employee, the general manager wanted people to see more than just the cake so it was strategically placed in the back of the cafe!