Sneak Peek: St. Louis’ 250th Birthday Cakes

Artist Rich Brooks uses a pencil to draw figures on a 55 inch tall, plastic birthday cake being made in honor of the Art Museum, 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 experiences 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. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)
Birthday cakes will cover St. Louis area as city prepares for 250th birthday Artist Rich Brooks uses a pencil to draw figures on a 55 inch tall, plastic birthday cake being made in honor of the Art Museum, 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 experiences 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. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)
Artist Rich Brooks put the finishing touches on a 55 inch tall, plastic birthday cake being made in honor of the Art Museum, 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 experiences 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. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)
Birthday cakes will cover St. Louis area as city prepares for 250th birthday Artist Rich Brooks put the finishing touches on a 55 inch tall, plastic birthday cake being made in honor of the Art Museum, 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 experiences 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. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)
Jill McGuire, Regional Arts Commission Executive Director (L) and communications specialist Kelly McMahon examine some of the 55 inch tall, plastic birthday cakes made 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 experiences 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. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)
Birthday cakes will cover St. Louis area as city prepares for 250th birthday Jill McGuire, Regional Arts Commission Executive Director (L) and communications specialist Kelly McMahon examine some of the 55 inch tall, plastic birthday cakes made 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 experiences 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. (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 experiences 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. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)
Birthday cakes will cover St. Louis area as city prepares for 250th birthday 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 experiences 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. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)
Artist Henryk Ptasewicz put the finishing touches on the face of actor Vincent Price on a birthday cake 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 experiences 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. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)
Birthday cakes will cover St. Louis area as city prepares for 250th birthday Artist Henryk Ptasewicz put the finishing touches on the face of actor Vincent Price on a birthday cake 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 experiences 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. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

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