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TheMag1cian
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Good afternoon fellow magicians,

I have been a professional magician for many years and just recently began baking cakes. I started doing antigravity cakes as they looked super cool and I loved the illusion. WHat other magic principles could I add to ¨cakes¨? Magnets, levitation, etc.

I am looking to start a creative discussion on how to apply magic and illusions to cakes. MOds, if I am in the wrong section please feel free to move my topic.

Thanks,

TheMag1cian
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Some of my first effects as a kid was "baking a cake in a hat" since I could build some of the props. It always played well. (1956)

with baseball caps it might have to be a cupcake.
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Maybe a forced perspective illusion?
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On Mar 3, 2021, gaddy wrote:
Maybe a forced perspective illusion?

You’ve got my attention. All ears. Could you please elaborate?
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I wish I could!

I don't think it's ever been done before, so I think the sky's the limit on your imagination, here.

Maybe put a stretched-out picture on the cake that only comes into focus from one viewpoint? Or two fondant objects that interact with each other when viewed from a certain angle?
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Cross section of the cake is 3 Smile . Force a card. Now, take a slice any slice...
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Brilliant, Landmark!
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Restored bill/card in the Cake, Cake Monte (Twinkies & Hostess Cup Cakes), mushed & restored cake, (forced) number of birthday candles on cake, fruit changes to real fruitcake (or vice versa), chocolate bars change into chocolate syrup or chocolate frosting; PLUS you might consider some effects using cooking utensils...and there's always the Chef's Hat.

Julie
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I am not that kind of guy: I am a card guy, not a cake guy. I could however do a cake through the table, if the cake was in is a sealed box or wrapped up. The cake scene in Once Upon a Time in America springs to mind. You can't have your cake and eat it, as they say: unless you are a magician.
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Our magic is nonsense conjured up by a wonderful science.

To create nonsense, exaggerate the effect.

To create magic manifest the nonsense.

The effect of eating cake is essentially growth:

After she ate the entire cake, she grew so large that her head struck against the ceiling in the hall.
The effect is a matter of mechanics.

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/375909900121462817/

Cakes are fattening.
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It’s more like illusion cakes. i.e..Antigravity, levitating candles or other floating objects using strong IT, magnets, etc.

I’m not looking for an act or an elaborate effect to be associated with it. Simply a visually stunning, impossible looking cake using clever gimmicks. I’ve made a few and they were huge hits. Mainly jars of Nutella, bags of m&m’s, etc in mid air floating over the cake pouring its contents all over it. I’ll attach an example.

I’d like to put some of our clever gimmicks to use for this and would love your great minds to percolate some neat ideas.

Thanks again for your help.
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Dayuuuum I thought for sure Id find some info here.

Can mode perhaps move this post to the workshop?
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I have an effect idea ... not sure of the method. Three plain cake layers of some similar thickness are stacked on a cake plate. Each layer, discussing how much cakes are improved by the addition of decoration. Once assembled, slow spin the cake on the stand, wave the "Magic Offset Spatula", or whatever, and glaze oozes up from the middle of the top and over the cake top & sides. Would take some sort of pouch baked or loaded into the top layer, then a micro-pump of some sort to send out a small tube, lightly camouflaged with a plug of cake. Then one of your productions to make sprinkles scatter across the top. Slice a piece to share with an audience member as a convincer. ... leave a section clear of any "business" that you can serve.

I could see a potential for basic routine ... assemble and glaze cake ... levitate the sprinkles onto it ... antigravity cake ... finale convincer serving the cake to show it ain't hinky, mentioning that "some people think there's something in the cake". Just thoughts.
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