Subway cake fairy is either the best or worst commuter ever

Love this! I have no luck with layer cake and here she is on a subway making one! Just another of the many reasons I am so glad to be New Yorker

Grist

Would someone giving away free homemade cake on the subway make you grin — or make you call 911? (ANTHRAX!!!!1) Well, Bettina Banayan was hoping for the former. The New York City culinary student whipped out a two-layer cake, gloves, and icing while riding the subway earlier this month. She then proceeded to frost and decorate the cake, completely undaunted by onlookers, and pass it out to fellow hungry passengers:

“New Yorkers aren’t very personable with each other,” she explained. “We’re constantly in people’s private space, especially on the subway. I think it’s important to have some kind of community.”

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