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.
“New Yorkers aren’t very personable with each other,” Banayan explains, “We’re constantly in people’s private space, especially on the subway. I think it’s important to have some kind of community.”
It’s probably also important not to take food from strangers, but no one in the video seems to care much about that either.
“Doesn’t matter. Had cake.”