Break Bread, a monthlong immersive installation from conceptual cake sculptor Scott Hove and watercolor artist Baker's Son, will take over all of the 7,500-square-foot, second floor space. The installation—which its organizers describe as "sugarcoated consumerism in a frosted ghetto"—includes six floor-to-ceiling cake chambers alongside mirror mazes and a watercolor-painted ice cream truck.
Hove isn't actually laying down buttercream and fondant, instead he uses acrylic and poly foam to frost his sculptures by hand the same way you would a cake. The resulting creations look convincingly like cake, only with more switchblades and taxidermy fangs. Bay Area denizens may recognize Hove from Cakeland, his faux frosting-covered Oakland storefront that ran for five years.
Break Bread kicks off this Saturday with a sold-out opening reception and a private performance of Cirque du Soleil's Zumanity on Valentine's Day, and you'll find more programming throughout the installation's run, including dining experiences like Bang Bang Brunch and special events like ALONE and Brew HaHa.