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yazz
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For some reason I have always found magic with food to be quite fun and interesting:
So for all you creative magicians out there, I was wondering how many cool ideas we could come up with for magic involving food - oreos, tic tacs, crisps (potato chips for americans), chocolate bars etc
Let's hear it!

- Yazz
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I've definitely done french drops on cookies. Salt shakers, of course. P&T have that one trick with a coke can that I can never get right. Not to mention all the coin/card to bottle/can effects out there.

If you had friends in the food industry, I bet you could get playing cards/other reveals baked into a bread roll or something. That would make a totally wicked ending.
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Twister Magic has a few effects with food as the theme. Just a few examples are "Food To Go", "Popcorn Machine", "Multiplying Potato Chips".
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Miser's Dream with cookies or potato chips has been done, but they work great for kid's shows in particular. There are also a lot of foam food props that can be used for multiplying _______ routines. Also, how about a melon produced from a brief case instead of a bowling ball. Finally, I understand that Michael Ammar used to do a challenge vanish of "anything" while table hopping until a kid said, "Make my mashed potatoes disappear." and it cost him an extra cleaning fee on his coat.
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You could have a cookie or something in you hand, and grab it from the air. Then Do a vanish, but pretend to eat it, and make it reappear, and so on. Kind of like a impromptu misers dream. At the end you could say: "take this cookie from me or I'll get diabetes!"
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I designed an entire act around food, but ran into some problems. I needed fake foods, so it doesn't need replacing every show. Unfortunately as we all know, the sponge and foam items on the market is not very realistic at all.

So I decided to make my own, very realistic sponge items for my shows. Here is a photo of just some of the items I have made. They really pass as the real deal.

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How did you make them?
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Great pics, why don't you market them ?
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I actually received some enquiries from people who run magic shops after posting, so it seems there is a possibility that I might just do that Smile
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I would take them up on it, they look great, and you might make a bit of cash at the same time.
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How compactable are they? Could I conceal them in my hand?
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They can definitely be concealed in your hand. I use regular sponge/foam so while its not super-soft like sponge balls, it is still standard sponge material so you can really squeeze them into small spaces. For example, in my walk-around I end off by lighting a little bit of flash paper and an ice cream appears, which I then 'eat' as I walk away. I simply have it palmed in my hand while holding the flash paper.

george1953, I just mailed my first batch to a magic shop in the UK Smile So the ball is rolling!
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On Jun 19, 2014, alexander_may wrote:
They can definitely be concealed in your hand. I use regular sponge/foam so while its not super-soft like sponge balls, it is still standard sponge material so you can really squeeze them into small spaces. For example, in my walk-around I end off by lighting a little bit of flash paper and an ice cream appears, which I then 'eat' as I walk away. I simply have it palmed in my hand while holding the flash paper.

george1953, I just mailed my first batch to a magic shop in the UK Smile So the ball is rolling!

Cool! I live in America though, so I think you should also set up a website. I would not buy until I thought up a good routine because then it is just a novelty, but that should not be hard.
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I originally made these items for an act that I created, and from there people told me I should continue making them and selling them. So they were actually just intended for my act Smile I am sure you can easily come up with routines for them, and if you would like to buy them, just send me a PM. I do have a site up now but I obviously won't advertise it on here Smile
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Penn & Teller wrote a whole book - How to Play with Your Food. It has quite a few good ones in there.
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Penn & Teller book is good.
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