Tag Archives: Cakeway to the West

My stories: Week ending Aug. 8

9 Aug

Sometimes I write things for St. Louis Public Radio. Here’s what I wrote this week.

Cake and music? It’s an SLSO party

27 May

This story originally appeared on RealTime/STL.

The St. Louis Symphony’s Youth Orchestra’s last performance of the season will be June 1. In the meantime, the student musicians can be spotted at giant cakes around St. Louis, playing “Happy Birthday.” Here are eight of our favorite stops so far. (If you’re quick with the mouse, you can play them as a round.)

Violins, viola, cello

French horns

Bass and cello

Violin and viola





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Find all the STL250 cakes here

25 Feb

This story originally appeared on RealTime/STL.

A Reddit user has published a map with the locations of 250 “Cakeway to the West” sculptures.

Using Google Fusion Tables and data from STL250, the map pinpoints the locations of each giant fiberglass cake. Click on a red point to learn more about each cake’s location.

The map creator said on Reddit that he will add photos to the map if others help collect the images.