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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]


  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)