For the last stop on our cake-venture, Miles and I visited the cake at Fountain Park. Fountain Park is the name of a little stretch of land put aside in 1857 and so named for a section of that land that was meant for a fountain, which sadly was not running the day we visited the park. To give you an idea of where the park is located, it is bordered on the north by Dr. Martin Luther King Dr, Delmar Blvd on the south, Walton Ave on the east and Kingshighway Blvd on the west…in other words, just a few blocks north of the Central West End.
To call that area a park is, unfortunately, a little bit of a misnomer as the section of land called Fountain Park is more like an island in the middle of a cul-de-sac of houses. But the park is home to the only statue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr in all of St. Louis, so that was definitely worth seeing. The statue itself is pretty impressive at eleven feet tall. It was ceremoniously unveiled in the park in 1978.
This cake is definitely one of my favorites. It was created by the same artist group – the Screwed Arts Collective – that also created the similarly designed cake at the Chess Center and the insanely unique split-open brain cake at the Venice Cafe. Their specialty seems to be working with the cake as one big canvas instead of a birthday cake with different tiers, icing and a candle, which really makes their cakes stand out from their surroundings.
Miles and I definitely had a good time enjoying the cake and taking a look around an area we had never been before, but since my feet were still tired after seeing all the cakes during the record breaking cake hunt with Mercutio only the day before, I decided the cake hunt with Miles was going to be short and sweet, just like…well… 🙂 🙂 🙂