The second cake on our list for the day was at The Cheshire Hotel in Clayton, and the cake at this location was absolutely gorgeous. I’ve been asked many times if I have a favorite cake, which, for me is an impossible question. But if I could have a top ten instead of just one, this cake would definitely be on the list…I mean, just look at it!
The story of The Cheshire is pretty fantastic as well. It started out, about 80 years ago, as a burger joint and has since evolved into one of St. Louis’ most unique luxury hotels. From the hotel’s website, “A St. Louis tradition with roots dating back to the 1920s, The Cheshire embodies the charm and authenticity of a traditional British inn with all the modern conveniences of today.”
While this all sounded pretty neat – I mean, who wouldn’t want to experience a traditional British Inn in St. Louis? – as I started to look more closely at what The Cheshire had to offer, I began to realize just why it had been chosen as a cake location.
The first thing I noticed was that at The Cheshire, they have bikes and kites available for you to borrow during your stay at the hotel – how quaint! But that isn’t even the best part!
As I looked closer into what types of hotel rooms you can reserve, I found out that they have several “novel-ty” rooms (ok, I added that hyphen, but it’s appropriate!) that are decorated following the theme of a book by a famous British author…what?? They have rooms dedicated to Peter Rabbit, James Bond, Romeo and Juliet, Treasure Island, Brideshead Revisited and…wait for it…Sherlock best-detective-ever Holmes! I am so in love with this place!
Plus they even have something for your canine companions, which I’m sure Miles James would be a fan of – custom dog beds! Plus with available food and water dishes along with pet sitting and walking, The Cheshire really does have something for every guest – four legged or two.
Miles even got to experience a little bit of this luxury when we visited the cake as everyone who was walking into or out of the hotel wanted to stop and pet him, and one of the gentlemen that was helping guests with their luggage even brought Miles out a little dish of water. Talk about service!