“I jumped out of a cake for the Prince of Saudi Arabia in the Four Seasons Hotel,” says Fantasy. “He had all these jewels on. I have different cakes that I’m in for different events. You can jump out of a cake as a belly dancer or a Go-Go dancer, or just an entertainer coming out of a cake. You sit on the guy’s lap, you sing happy birthday, you flirt, you do a singing telegram. It’s really fun.”
The mechanics of a human-filled cake
“The cake is about 25 pounds,” continues Danny, “and that comes in a package of folded cardboard. It’s very easy to assemble. It comes with instructions, all the parts are included and it takes about five minutes to assemble. I send the cakes out undecorated, pure white color, because the clients -- everybody has a different kind of event. Bridal shower, birthday party, bachelorette party. You can’t make one generic cake that’s going to be good for everybody.”
A big theme in Danny's explanation to me is the level of blind trial and error that went into making a thing that resembled a cake that could double as a human cargo hold. His newest design allowed -- not only dancers and club owners -- to access his cakes... but common folks as well. And if you think waiting inside of a cake is akin to being buried alive in a cylindrical grave, you should be happy to know that you're mistaken.