Cupcake Installation at Con Artist

Posted on: November 4th, 2010 at 6:18 am by

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The following will either make you very angry or very hungry.  Or both.  That said, it’s no secret that cupcakes have made quite a splash in recent years, thanks in large part to the Sex and the City franchise.  As a result, high-end cupcakeries are spreading like wildfire across the city (a la fro-yo), and irking many in the process. The most recent neighborhood addition being the Little Cupcake Bakeshop at 30 Prince Street.

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Since the baked treat has recently become a bane, why not assemble 10,000 of the buggers in a dank dungeon?  That’s exactly what artist Leah Foster did in the backroom space of Con Artist at 119 Ludlow. Together with proprietor Brian Shevlin, the team spent six days on the Muffin Tops project, threading roughly 62 cupcakes per fishing line and then hanging each from the piping in a maze-like scheme. Not to mention, Foster has reportedly been baking her artwork since mid-August! The result is a mouth-watering display of colorful creativity.

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The installation itself looks like a collection of cupcake kebabs ready for the taking.  However, we definitely advise against any sampling considering most are stale and probably rotten.  Not even the local vermin have indulged.  But that probably has more to do with the pre-exhibit “bombing” that transpired.

Muffin Tops is free, and runs through November 13 at Con Artist.  Open seven days, 4 pm until midnight.

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