Robert-Houdin’s famous orange tree illusion is perhaps the most amazing routine of all time.
And now, it’s a birthday cake.
We received an email from Stephen Baker who told us a story about his quest for an epic magic-themed cake and how he ended up with what you see above thanks to master cake maker Annabel de Veten-Peterson.
What Annabel eventually created for Stephen’s party is photographed below and, for the avoidance of doubt, is neither a replica or actual orange tree – but a 3 and a half foot high sponge Birthday Cake. Everything on the table is edible including the handkerchief, butterflies, vanished ring and planter – which is a chocolate sponge. The orange “cakelets” (baked with real orange essence!) could be plucked from the tree and handed out to guests.
If you’d like to see the original in action, see below: