Let Them Eat Cake

Jun 19, 2012

Postcard image courtesy of Pasadena Public Library

Nineteen prepared birthday cakes to serve 3,000 guests; how big are those cakes?

Come find out at the Pasadena Museum of History’s Happy Birthday Pasadena: Celebrating Then and Now event this Saturday.

Seven of the 19 cakes baked and decorated by Vons/Pavilions will be a part of a “Synchronized Cake Cutting” ceremony at 3 p.m. led by Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard and his team of dignitaries and “conducted” by Olympic swimming champion John Naber.

The cakes will be decorated reflecting the theme of the event: Arts, Neighborhoods, Sports, Technology, Transportation, and Water. The decoration will reflect “edible photo” technology with old images from the Museum’s archives.

Different stations spotlighting the different themes will be scattered throughout the area. The Arts section will have local mystery writers Naomi Hirahara and Dianne Emley. The Neighborhoods area will highlight the progress and change of such districts as Bungalow Heaven, and Sports will have past and present Olympians, including a display about the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games.

Additionally, there will be live music, a vintage car and bicycle exhibit, arts and crafts workshops, and a raffle.

Happy Birthday, Pasadena: Celebrating Now & Then
Saturday, June 23rd, 12-4 p.m.
470 W. Walnut St.
Tickets and parking are free. Visit



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