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Cake Baked in a Hat

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Cake Baked in a Hat is a comedy routine in which the magician cracks eggs and pours them and the other ingredients for making a cake into a hat, usually borrowed, and then produces a real cake. The hat is shown to be unharmed.

It was a pet effect of Al Baker.[1]

This was a popular effect among magicians as early as 1749. A French magician, Delisle, magically cooked an omelette in a hat.[2] Hyman Saunders produced pancakes during his tour of Jamaica in 1775.[1][3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Secret Ways of Al Baker, by Todd Karr (2003)
  2. "The Annals of Conjuring", Magic Wand, No. 125 (1925)
  3. Illustrated History of Magic, by Milbourne Christopher (1973)