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Topic: Fruit on the Bottom
Message: Posted by: ben creitz (Jul 31, 2002 02:57PM)
Here is another weird effect I am working on (if anybody else has already done this, please let me know! Like I said, I am not so knowledgeable) You can PM me to swap ideas about the method.
The close up magician removes a sealed, single serving size of plain yogurt from the fridge, and displays a plastic spoon. He asks the spectator to choose between strawberry, blueberry, or lemon. Once the spectator makes the choice, he is handed the yogurt cup and asked to remove the top and stir the yogurt with the spoon. Eventually, the yogurt turns the chosen color.
The real goal here is no force. I have come up with an (untested) method for making the correct color appear, but not the taste! I really want most of the work to happen in the hands of the spectator, and my method achieves that. Any ideas would be appreciated.
Message: Posted by: Scott Cram (Aug 4, 2002 11:27AM)
Paul Harris discusses his not-too-commercial "Handful of Yogurt Through The Table" in Art of Astonishment, but that's about as close as I've come to any mention of a yogurt trick.

You may have your own field of magic here. It sounds interesting.
Message: Posted by: Joe Marotta (Aug 6, 2002 08:12PM)

I love your idea to magically change plain yogurt into any flavor. Well, actually you are forcing a choice by limiting their selection to 3 predetermined flavors.

You should be able to find concentrated flavor oils (like essence of lemon, etc) and use them with the appropriate matching food color.

I have an idea on how to make the flavor appear when stirred by the spectator, but I'll PM you directly with it.

Ben, keep these great ideas coming. You have a really good magical imagination!

Joe Marotta

A Royal Flush!
Sorry, but it STILL strikes me as FUNNY!
Message: Posted by: Peter Marucci (Aug 7, 2002 05:47AM)
I'll second Joe's comments.
This concept, and the Porcelain God, while possibly not to everyone's taste (pun intended!), is an example of that remarkable creative thinking that is so often lacking in magic today.
Wonderful stuff,Ben; I'm sure we'd all like to see more such thought.
Peter Marucci
showtimecol@aol.com :yippee: