Cake Walk

There's a crazy cake maze art exhibit in Downtown L.A.

Los Angeles arguably has the hottest restaurant scene in the country right now, and now the city can add a crazy cake walk to its list of food-centric thrills. Break Bread is a 30-day, interactive installation at Downtown L.A.'s Think Tank Gallery. The immersive experience consists of a fantastical six-room, 7,500-foot cake maze of intricately decorated, floor-to-ceiling cake sculptures and circus mirrors that make rooms look endless. Look closely, and you'll see the cake towers are both cool and creepy: Animal teeth and bones rest up against beautiful swirls for faux frosting and candy.

The maze ends in an exhibit of "late '80s Bay Area street scenes," according to the L.A. Times, with nostalgic items, like an ice cream truck and TV dinners, while hip-hop plays in the background. Break Bread is also hosting a series of events until it closes on March 13. Events include supper clubs, brunches, comedy shows and pop-up dinners with chefs like Jonathan Tran of ink.

Photo: Think Tank Gallery/Irina Logra

The multifaceted cake exhibit is the brainchild of artists Scott Hove and Baker's Son (or Keith Magruder). Hove, who collaborated on Banksy's Dismaland, told the L.A. Times that he's "interested in extreme decadence, sort of the fall of Rome decadence, decadence that happens at the cost of everything else." The artist previously showed his towering maze at an exhibition called Cakeland in Oakland, California.

While the food world is focused on the slew of exceptional restaurants that have been opening in L.A. recently, the city's art scene is also budding. As the New York Times recently pointed out, Downtown L.A.'s art scene is also heating up. Now you can have your cake and eat it, too.

The exhibition is open daily, except Wednesdays, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., through March 13. Tickets for individual events can be purchased here.

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