Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Cake Boss

April Morrison - Washington University Francis Field Cake

Another work in progress. Artist April Morrison (an actual pastry chef) works on a design for Francis Field at Washington University. The 1904 Summer Olympics were held there. We had the World's Fair the same year. We used to be somebody.

The cake in the foreground of the second picture celebrates the St. Louis Walk Of Fame along the Delmar Loop in University City. The list of inductees contains names you wouldn't associate with The Lou. Betty Grable is from here! And Phyllis Diller! The middle cake refers to Joe Edwards, the unofficial mayor of The Loop, and his celebrated bar, restaurant and performance venue, Blueberry Hill. 87 year old St. Louisan Chuck Berry still performs there regularly.                            

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cieldequimper said...

Oh gosh, Betty Grable is a name I haven't heard in a long time and I wouldn't mind hearing Chuck Berry!

Luis Gomez said...

Great series Bob.

Birdman said...

Grable for the legs.
Diller for the mouth.
Berry for the music.
I would not associate these three 'heavy hitters' from the Lou.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Every cake tells a story! Gosh Chuck Berry is still performing, fantastic!

William Kendall said...

I'm surprised Chuck's still performing at that age.

I see from that second shot that the Blueberry Hill has a bit of a Pac-Man thing going on as well.

Virginia said...

That's a lot of work. So you really EAT these things?