Win the SCHS President’s Cakeway Cupcake Prize!
What would a great city, which is often referred to as the “Gateway to the West,” call a birthday cake for the celebration of the 250 anniversary of its founding? Well, with a wry twist of humor, might it be called a “Cakeway to the West!” Indeed it might and so it is.
The year 2014 is the 250th anniversary of the founding of the city of St Louis, Missouri. The non-profit, STL250, is placing remarkable monuments, called with a wry twist of humor, “Cakeways to the West,” around the St Louis Metropolitan area to commemorate the anniversary on a grand scale. The Cakeways also highlight points of interest in the history of St Louis. Seeing these miniature monuments on a daily basis for many St Louisans, keeps this special anniversary year in mind. However, the Cakeways will be in place only for a short time, that is, the duration of the anniversary year. To record these distinctive and individualized monuments for posterity, many people are seeking them out (see information on locations below) and photographing them.
The SCHS President’s Cakeway Cupcake Contest gives a slight twist to the desire to photograph the Cakeways by asking the photographers to include people in the photos with the Cakeway. That would be people the photographer knows personally and that are important in some way to the photographer, or the community. The people in the photo could also be significant in wider ways to the person and to the viewers of this website, in other words, well known or famous people.
In either case, would you want to go through the whole of the 250 anniversary year without getting yourself and those important to you involved? Certainly not, just as your remember the other big events in history, where you were and what you were doing when such and such happened, you will remember this year as a milestone. And this milestone is a pleasant celebration rather than a disaster! So get out there to create your milestones and memories.
Get yourself to your nearest Cakeway and throw down your maker in history with a commemorative photo of yourself and others important in your life. And don’t keep your photos in a shoe box or in your smart phone, share them! It’s a celebration! It’s a grand moment! It all ends in December, so act now while the weather is warm, it’s “summertime, and the livin’ is easy.”
Send your photo submissions by email to email@example.com. If you can not email them, bring copies of your prints to a SCHS general meeting and we will scan them.
Each qualifying submission includes:
• Name of Cakeway location
• Name of person submitting photo
• Names of people in photo. Please put people in your photo, especially ones you know or are especially important people in our community makes it more fun.
• Date of photo
• Permission to post to SCHS website
Deadline, Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Qualifying candidate for the SCHS President’s Cakeway Cupcake Prize is an SCHS member submitting photos of the most Cakeways to the West for posting to the SCHS website.
It is never too late to become an SCHS member! It is a very reasonable $10 for indiviidual and $15 for a couple. See the Joining page. Note that the SCHS president is a member and is submitting photos, but does not qualify to win his own prize. And membership in the SCHS has benefits and appeal beyond the Sappington-Concord area.
SCHS President’s Cakeway Cupcake Prize will be awarded at SCHS general meeting January 28, 2015.
The winners of the Cakeway Cupcake Prize!
The winners of the SCHS President’s Cakeway Cupcake prize are Tammy Gottschalk and Joe Meyer who visited all 250 Cakeways in the St Louis region.
Tammy and Joe were featured in the winter issue of the SCHS newsletter. See interview.
Tammy and Joe having as much fun with Cakeway cupcakes as with the Cakeways themselves!
Tammy and Joe visiting and interacting with StL250 Cakeways to the West all over the St Louis metro area.
See more photos below of Tammy and Joe visiting Cakeways at
Cakeway Photos from Tammy and Joe.
Below is the much coveted 🙂 Cakeway Cupcake Prize awarded by the SCHS president at the January 2015 general meeting.
Cakeway to the West information and locations
About the STL250.org Cakeway to the West program:
STL250’s announcement of the Cakeway to the West program
Here is information (links to the information) about the cakes including a printable pdf list of the locations of the cakes as of April, 2014.
Cakeway to the West Host Locations
Cakeway to the West Host Locations printable pdf
Cakeway to the West Top 50 Public Vote Finishers
Finding cakes with the STL250 App
Google map of 50 publicly voted Cakeways
Google map of all Cakeways in the whole metro area
A fun Cakeway site with multiple photos of the Cakeway with a description of the site it celebrates and something about the Cakeway artist: http://astlouiscakewalk.wordpress.com
See musical salutes to St Louis and its birthday on Youtube
Printable PDF of the list of Cakeway sites as of April, 2014 (20 pages long) Cakeway sites
Submissions of Photos of Cakeways to the West
Note that the present SCHS president, Stephen Hanpeter, is submitting photos, but does not qualify to be awarded his own prize.
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