Cake artists: Rich Brooks, Earl Miller, Henryk Ptasiewicz, April Morrison, Theresa Hopkins, Gina Harmon, Lindsay Harmon, Genevieve Esson, Mark Swain, Danielle Correll, Brenda Morrison, Megan Rieke, Phil Jarvis, Amanda Blalock, Con Christeson, George Grove, Dennis Babbitt and several cake enthusiasts
The cake was the last of them all! Rich Brooks decided to paint the cake, similar to orange color all over. He then painted the stl250 logo (from TOKY) on the back, as he argued this was what should have been on the cakes. Next, he drew circles on parts of the cake. Then, he invited cake artists who had painted some of the stl250 cakes to paint inside their own circle(s), with their specialty of art. The results were enormous, as there were several familiar sights in those circles!
For example, Theresa Hopkins’ father, whom she drew on some of her cakes as a memory to him, was on the cake.
Next up, Rich invited all of the cake-hunters and enthusiasts down to SAM to paint dots on the cake! Many took part at the event, which took place on December 14, 2014.
Then Rich did the finishing touches (the top):
And voila, a finished cake!
And now, for the unveiling, which took place at First Night (Grand Arts Center and the Nine Network commons):
The cake was placed at the Missouri History Museum alongside ‘Goldie’ by the Thomas Jefferson statue. It was then placed at the gift shop.