Locals Have a Hand in Creating 150th Birthday Cake

About the birthday cake...There's an 8-foot long, 4 1/2 foot wide replica of the State Capitol decorated with nearly 900 pounds of icing. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said more than 15,000 pieces of the cake will be served at the Capitol this week during the birthday celebration. The structure underlying the cake, which measures 3 feet tall, was built by a father-and-son team of Culture Center employees, David and Darren Husband. The detailed icing and baking, which 240 hours to put together, was done by Sara Lane of Cross Lanes.