This Color Changing Cake is breaking the internet and baking the minds of the viewers with great optical illusions!
Optical illusions have a way to fascinate us, and whenever such a thing is brought in front of the people, they go on discussing it at lengths. Do you remember that ‘Color Changing Dress’, which created a debate on the internet last year, on whether it was black and blue or white and golden?
Well, something like that is breaking the internet again and is becoming a very colorful viral story.There is a Color Changing Cake, which looks simply mind blowing as it changes colors as it is rotated. You can see the video at the end of the story, till then you take a look at the various hues of this cake.
1 A cake showcasing mind blowing optical illusions!
The Color Changing Cake magically changes colors when rotated. At first, the cake appears to be having three colors-yellow, orange and pink, and the moment it is rotated, it just turns to purple, blue and green. So, basically it is one cake with six colors. Now, you must be thinking how it happens! Well, the debate over this cake is seeing questions; some asking as to how does this happen and some are even of the view that it is all fake and the cake has been given colors through video editing.
2 The technique behind this illusionary cake!
Well, the “Dress”, was actually a play of the brain functionality of the individuals, which made people view it as a combination of different colors. But this cake is basically a great case of smart airbrushing done by the baker and not so much as a play of perceptions. It is the icing of the cake which has been given all the colors, so that when someone looks at it from a certain angle, it shows three different colors, and then shows a different set of colors from a different angle.
The cake has been made with waved ridges, which have small peaks and these peaks have been colored with yellow, orange and pink colors on one side, and the peaks of the other side have purple, blue and green colors. Now, when you look at this magical cake from the right side, you get to see the warm color spectrum and when you take a look at it from the left side, you get to see the cool- color spectrum. The cake actually has all the colors at the same time; the difference occurs when it is seen from different angles.
3 The creator of this magical cake!
The video of this cake was uploaded on 8th November 2015 by a YouTuber Charlotte Sometimes. And since then, the video has been become viral because of the amazing optical illusions that it creates. Charlotte is a cake decorator, working in a bakery in the Karsch’s Village Market. She is not visible in this video, but she can be seen in the other video on her channel, which again is about cake decorating.
The smartness and the expertise of the baker can actually be seen in the above picture, where you can see all the six colors on different layers of the various peaks.
4 Viewpoint of the viewers!
I am sure you also must have been blown by the optical illusions this cake is creating in the video.
The Color Changing Cake has divided the audiences among groups. One group says that this is fake, and is a result of video editing, whereas the baker community is trying to explain that this is possible and that many of them have even tried this technique.
Mariah P, one of the viewers, said that all this has to be fake. According to her the cake was white and when the makers of the video edited it, they just added repeated cycles of some bright and some faded colors. Another viewer named Nyphetamine Blue said that this is not fake and has been done by airbrushing the cake using different colors from opposite angles. She said that she used to make such cakes every day when she was a cake decorator.
Whatever might be the case, we are just enjoying the colorful optical illusions we are getting from this cake and we only wish that cake tastes as good as it looks.