As I’ve mentioned before, there is nothing I love more than pulling up to Mercutio Krispytreats’ curb, barely stopping the car, and telling him to get in because we are headed off on an adventure. And for this cake hunt, the plan was no different.
With both of us safely in the car and ready for adventure, the first stop on our mini cake hunt was at Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream on Big Bend Road in Webster Groves. This first cake stop was both strategic and will power challenging because I knew that the cake itself was actually inside the ice cream shop, so I had to both make sure that we were planning to arrive at the location when the shop was open, as well as try and resist the temptation to sample every single flavor of ice cream they serve, which seemed next to impossible.
An award-winning ice cream shop, Serendipity opened in 2003 and since then has been serving St. Louis with delicious homemade ice cream made with local ingredients. The owner of the ice cream shop, Beckie Jacobs, also supplies ice cream and other dessert deliciousness to area restaurants, which is a pretty awesome gig for a relatively new ice cream shop.
On the afternoon of the cake hunt though, Mercutio and I did our best to hold ourselves back from the mountains of ice cream staring at us, and fight the growing crowd of ice cream lovers for a spot next to the cake for our customary selfie – which I will admit, I was having a difficult time of, awkwardly looking off into the distance instead of at the camera! But when all was said and done (and photographed) and I learned of the ice cream shop’s motto: “Life is uncertain…eat dessert first,” I thought it was pretty serendipitous ( 😉 ) that we had stopped there for our first cake of the day.