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Several STL250 Cakes Yet to Be Released

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Artist Henryk Ptasewicz put the finishing touches on a 55 inch tall, plastic birthday cake being made in honor of the Holocaust Museum & Learning Center as the City of St. Louis prepares for its 250th birthday, in St. Louis on February 3, 2014. 250 birthday cakes are being decorated by local artists and will be placed around the region's diverse places, stories and expirences like the Gateway Arch, Busch Stadium and the History Museum. "Cakeway to the West" is a program bringing together a public art exhibit, scavenger hunt as well as history education while celebrating St. Louis' 250th birthday. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Artist Henryk Ptasewicz put the finishing touches on a 55 inch tall, plastic birthday cake being made in honor of the Holocaust Museum & Learning Center as the City of St. Louis prepares for its 250th birthday, in St. Louis on February 3, 2014. 250 birthday cakes are being decorated by local artists and will be placed around the region’s diverse places, stories and expirences like the Gateway Arch, Busch Stadium and the History Museum. “Cakeway to the West” is a program bringing together a public art exhibit, scavenger hunt as well as history education while celebrating St. Louis’ 250th birthday. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - If you want to have your cake and eat it, tooor take a picture of it, tooyou’ll have to wait.

Especially if that cake is one of the fiberglass STL250 cakes celebrating the city’s birthday.

If you are one of the so-called competitive cake hunters, the people or groups trying to find and photograph all 250 cakes, you’re probably thinking that they aren’t all out there.

It turns out that’s true, because not all of the 250 cakes are finished.

“We have about another nine cakes to go before we hit 250, and we’re finalizing those locations and the decorations of those cakes, and really should have them out in the next couple of weeks,” says Erin Budde, volunteer director of STL250.

She says getting the artists to decorate the cakes hasn’t been a challenge, but educating people about what the meaning of the project has been.

Budde says the STL250 website gets 17,000 hits a week and 10,000 have downloaded the apps to find the cakes and learn about the history of the location.

She says the cakes, including the final nine, will be in position until December, so fans have six more months to find them all.

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