This cake-themed art exhibit makes us actually want to visit LA

Take a walk through Think Tank Gallery's (@thinktankdtla) six cake chambers filled with floor-to-ceiling cake sculptures, a mirror maze, and a watercolor ice cream truck. This installation was done in collaboration with artists Scott Hove (@scotthove) and Baker’s Son. RSVPs are strongly suggested for entry into the exhibit; however, when I went it was a free for all. Make sure you come prepared with patience because people were pushing and shoving their way through. I would recommend making a day out of it, you'll be in an out of the gallery within an hour or so. (shoutout to @ifmapscouldtalk for the heads on this event) Follow me on #snapchat to see my adventures as they’re going on @getlostwithkris #getlostwithkris #thinktankgallery #abc7eyewitness #lafashiondistrict #losangeles #dtla #downtownla #dtla_everyday

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Willy Wonka may never invite you to spend the day in his chocolate factory, but if you happen to find yourself in LA in the next two weeks, you can check out six chambers filled with “floor-to-ceiling cake sculptures” at the Think Tank Gallery.

Yes, you read that correctly. The gallery is putting on a show titled “Break Bread,” by artists Scott Hove and Baker’s Son, which features giant cake sculptures of fangs and stilettos. Sadly, they aren’t actually made from edible products (because come on, that would be disgusting), but from acrylic. The 7,000-square-foot exhibit also has a life size ice cream truck whose products were “created completely in hyperrealistic watercolor” ; a “secret” 1950’s diner that serves food from local chefs; and a coffee lounge with Stumptown coffee. The space will also host events like immersive theater performances and boozy brunches. 

Apparently, all of this has something to do with Scott Hove’s  “animalistic approach to sexuality” and Baker’s Son’s focus on the “overconsumption inherent in our society.” Really, though, it’s just an excuse for people visiting to take lots of Instagram pictures. Because isn’t everything in life?

The exhibit runs through March 13; tickets are free but timed and must be booked in advance.