Comedy Cake Bake

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Comedy Cake Bake

Postby wake » March 17th, 2013, 2:36 am


Greetings all.

Does anyone remember a routine where the performer says he has a new method of baking a cake and he calls up a volunteer. As he reads from an instruction card, the volunteer puts egg, flour, and milk in a tall container, like a c.o.c.k.tail shaker.

That done the performer reads "Mix ingredients for 10 seconds." Having no spoon, he has the vounteer sit down in a chair, puts the instruction card over the mouth of the container and shakes it while the volunteer counts 1...1000 2...1000 etc.

Then he quickly turns the whole thing upside down and puts it on top of the volunteers head. and has him hold it there.

Then he realizes he doesn't know the last instructions so he quickly pulls the card out from under the still inverted container. Much to the chagrin of the volunteer.posting.php?mode=post&f=19#

All turns out well as the container is now shown to be filled with candies instead of cake batter. YAY

I know there is a hundred ways to make the switch, just wondering if anyone has seen the routine before. I saw it in the 70s.




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Re: Comedy Cake Bake

Postby Q. Kumber » March 17th, 2013, 10:08 am

I don't recall a cake baking routine but Ali Bongo had a version sold by Ken Brooke in the UK and Magic Inc in the US. Bongo's Bloomer.

In Bongo's routine you filled a beaker with liquid from an evaporated milk jug, placed the instruction card over it, invert both and place them on assistant's head. Card is removed to read final instruction which is, "Do not remove card."

Beaker is lifted to reveal a bunch of spring flowers on assistant's cranium.

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Re: Comedy Cake Bake

Postby Joe Pecore » March 17th, 2013, 11:14 am

Sounds like Don Alan's Comedy Egg Can:

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