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NYC Culinary Student Frosts Cake for Strangers, Spreads Sappy, Sugary Joy

“We’re constantly in people’s private space, especially on the subway. I think it’s important to have some kind of community.”

By Dominique Zamora - Source:
Photo © Bettina Banayan

Photo © Bettina Banayan

Manhattan-based performance artist and culinary student Bettina Banayan recently cut herself a slice of internet infamy for frosting a cake on a New York subway, then sharing that cake with fellow passengers. A 12 minute video documents the whole experiment, including the serious shade thrown by the elderly man on Banayan’s left and more than enough chocolate-coated sappiness to go around.


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