ST. LOUIS - The City of St. Louis will celebrate its 250th birthday, starting this weekend. One part of the festivities includes 250 birthday cakes spread throughout the region, but due to the weather, about 40 of those are still not set up.
Organizers say the set up will be complete soon and the cakes are not just for this weekend, but for the whole year. Each four-foot fiberglass structure tells a story, and can be found all over the St. Louis area.
On Big Bend in Webster Groves, you can see one from the sidewalk, luring you in for a sweet treat.
"Cake and ice cream, kind of a quintessential go together pair," said owner of Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream Beckie Jacobs.
She says the cake may look tasty but don't try the four-foot tall fiberglass frosting. Instead, chose her homemade cake batter ice cream with sprinkles. The owner says her location was one of 50 picked by public vote.
"One of my goals and dreams when I started Serendipity that we would become a place in St. Louis that people would come to know," she said.
Another cake can be found sitting outside the Holocaust Museum in Creve Coeur. A curator says designing this cake, was interesting.
"Creating a celebratory cake to go in front of a Holocaust Museum did pose some challenges," said Dan Reich, curator and director of education for the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center.
He says the cake is painted with images of unity and yellow stars representing the Jewish community during the Holocaust. He says he hopes having the cake creates some foot traffic..
"Let more people know about our museum and we certainly want to be a part of the acknowledgment of this important anniversary," he said.
The party continues Friday night for the Burnin' Love Festival on Art Hill in Forest Park. The party starts at 4:30 p.m. with food and music. They're also shooting for the worlds biggest engagement party.