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There's going to be a floor-to-ceiling cake funhouse opening in DTLA this weekend

Cakeland, Scott Hove
Cakeland. Photograph: Courtesy Scott Hove

Downtown's Think Tank Gallery is about to get a subversively sweet makeover this weekend.

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.

Though the cake is fake, there'll still be some edible sweets, including a Stumptown Coffee cafe, a candy collaboration between Baker's Son and Sugarfina, and a series of local chef pop-ups.

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.

Break Bread runs at Think Tank Gallery from February 13 to March 13, 2016. Admission is free, but RSVPs are strongly suggested.


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Kathleen V

Who ever wrote this article in time out clearly did not know anything about the exhibit ..... Picture is not the exhibit attached . First there were two tiny closet size rooms with quarter cuts of cakes and mirrors to create an illusion of something larger . pretty cool , but def not 6 chambers of floor to Ceiling cakes . Picture are deceiving . Still really cool to see not gonna lie there are some great pieces of art here . although I was quite underwhelmed after reading this article and actually visiting it .