Quite the cake: Boston Children’s Museum to celebrate birthday with 1,200-pound confection

It’s quite the confection.

The cake is under construction
George Montilio

Now in its 100th year, the Boston Children’s Museum will host a birthday celebration this weekend which kicks off Friday with a dance party — and the consumption of a 1,200-pound birthday cake created by Montilio’s Baking Company.

The cake, which is about 16 feet long and four feet wide, is being constructed by six bakers and will feed 3,000, said baker George Montilio.

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“We started working on the cake Sunday,” said Montilio, who said the cake will be finished Friday. “It’s a good replica of the museum.”

The Boston Children’s Chorus will also perform at Friday’s event and sing a song composed specifically for the museum's 100th birthday called “I am a river of hope.”

“This weekend has something for everyone,” Carole Charnow, the museum president and chief executive, said in a statement. “It’s a giant celebration and thank you from us to the families of Boston.”

The museum will also host children’s activities Saturday, including a boat tour around Boston Harbor and performances by local dance companies.

A black tie gala at the InterContinental Boston Saturday night will raise money to support the museum’s discounted ticket price program.

Sunday will see more visiting artists, as well as live animals on display at the museum.

For more information on the weekend celebration visit www.BostonChildrensMuseum.org