Long gone are the days when a cake had to just look pretty and taste delicious. Now cakes are taking on a whole new level as they begin to entertain people too.
For example, the Disney cake put on a light show right there on its frosting. But this chocolate cake brings animation right back to where it started. One image at a time. You’ve got to watch the video below to see what I’m talking about…
As the world of cakes grows more and more complex, people keep taking things to the next level. But the artist who made this cake has done something extraordinary. He has combined the art of baking with the art of animation and film making. This cross-platform piece requires movement to make it come to life. Want to see what I mean? Just press play below!
The cake in this video, known as a “zoetrope cake,” actually isn’t the only one out there. Artist Alexandre Dubosc has made zoetrope cakes his specialty.
What are they you ask? Well these cakes actually use animation technology that existed before film. A zoetrope was a metal cylinder with slits cut in the side where a sequence of drawings would be inserted. The cylinder spins and the drawings take on a life of their own – just like a flip book.
Dubosc has made numerous zoetrope cakes – even some inspired by Tim Burton films.
In the video below, you’ll see a couple different animations in this layer cake. At the bottom you’ll see Pacman eating a dot. There’s a popcorn device launching it up to a hungry mouth. And on the next layer, a fire rages.
Thousands of people have left comments about the decorative cake. Here are some of the most popular ones:
“Holy crap this is amazing. Your animations always blow my mind,” wrote PastelFlakes.
Tina Manuel shared, “Amazing work~a masterpiece created only by sheer talent, ingenuity, skills, and passion! Kudos Monsieur Alexandre DUBOSC!”
“One of the first YouTube greats still doing his thing. Nice work,” shared a huge fan.
BrazilRat wrote, “…I wouldn’t want to eat that, I’d just watch it all day that’s f**ing awesome.”
Others would never eat this creation: “If I had this cake I would not eat it, it’s just too beautiful to be consumed like that.”
What an amazing cake creation! I can’t believe Dubosc has mastered this unique type of art. He has been very appreciative of all the support from viewers like you. As the clip below began to accumulate millions of views, he logged onto YouTube and shared comments on the post including: “Thank you for this encouragement that will give me the strength to continue” and “THX for your support!” and “Thank you very much for your support … I will continue to make my creations and share them with all of you.”
What do you think about this marvelous cake? Are you as impressed as the millions of viewers?
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