520 South Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, MO, 63110 / Cake artist: April Morrison
Washington University, founded in 1853 and named after George Washington, started to train young doctors in 1891 when most lacked education degrees. This was during a time when many viruses and diseases were the leading cause of death. The school prompted rigorous training to help train those who were aiming to be a physician. They pioneered teaching at patients’ bedsides and envisioned a medical school with full-time faculty, modern laboratories and affiliated teaching hospitals. Many scientific improvement tests were held here, including insulin for diabetes and the now-common practice of taking aspirin for preventing heart attacks. Of the school’s scientists over the years, 17 of them have won the Nobel Prize.
Cake placement date: February 26
Where is the cake now?: The cake has been donated to the Cakelovers collection, as it has been displayed in front of small businesses. (February 2018)