Ann Reardon

Chocolate Artwork Reverse Perspective

 
The artwork on the wall appeared to move, at first I thought it was a video but then I realised it was a clever optical illusion, unlike anything I’d seen before. Patrick Hughes invented reverse perspective, a 3D art form where what is close to you appears in the distance, so it tricks you brain. The resulting effect is a picture that looks like it is moving. To show the effect to you I decided to make it out of chocolate. In hindsight it is very hard to get the perfect angles and flat colours in chocolate so I think you should print the template and make it out of cardboard. It truly is worth seeing in person.

Here is a smaller paper version for you to print and glue together:
reverse perspective paper design

Just in case you actually want to make the reverse perspective art out of chocolate or cake here is the pdf template that I made. Please see the video for known size issues. I have not made corrections to the file as it depends on what you are making it out of as to whether this will be an issue for you or not.

reverse perspective chocolate template

Here’s a link to the reverse perspective paintings that I got printed onto A4 edible icing sheets.

I also decided to finally get around to decorating our bedroom. The chocolate art can’t go on the wall because we. live in Australia and it will melt. You can check out what I did put not he wall in the video.

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BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

I have been busy over the last year planning, writing and overseeing the photography and layout for my first ever cookbook! There are heaps of my favourite dessert recipes in there with a chapter on pastries, ice-cream, yummy cakes, artistic desserts and of course chocolate desserts. Each chapter has its own intro explaining the food science that you'll need to know for success every time. Booksellers where you can purchase your very own copy: http://bit.ly/ARcookbook


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19 Comments View Comments

  1. Rating: 5

    hi Ann,
    thank you so much for putting so much of your time and energy into making these AWSOME videos!!
    I was also wondering who eats all the treats you make, do your children eat them all!?

  2. Rating: 5

    i am josh, im 10 and i love your videos especially the debunking videos. keep up the good work!

  3. Rating: 4.5

    The chocolate illusion cake was fantastic! Thank you for sharing your creative ideas. I really like the lamps in your new bedroom. I like how they reflect on the walls and the things below them. I told my mom about your surprise cake. She is thinking about making one for a Christmas cake.

    • Ann

      Thanks Deleana,
      I am loving our new room too. The chocolate illusion has been taken to school and eaten ?

  4. Rating: 5

    Just came from the video to download the templates!!!! I cant wait to make this! It’s going to be a Christmas gift for a friend 🙂

    • Ann

      Great idea ?

  5. Rating: 5

    Love the room, you’ve done a fabulous job, and I’m with you – all the cushions and throws that stylists use, it all does look good 🙂

    • Ann

      Thanks Victoria ? I’m really enjoying our room now, I didn’t realise how much a difference it would make.

  6. Rating: 4.5

    Hi Anne, I must say, your now bedroom transformation is absolutely gorgeous, a touch of class, elegance and simplicity.

    • Ann

      Thanks Chocca Chic, It makes me smile every time I walk into our room now. The course definitely helped – I’ve bought little things before and then they didn’t look good so it put me off doing anything.

  7. Rating: 5

    I absolutely love your videos Ann. You inspire us all. Thankyou. xx

    • Ann

      Thanks so much Carole ?

  8. Rating: 5

    This is crazy!!! You aren’t so talented Ann I can’t believe that’s chocolate!!

    • I think she meant “you ARE so talented.” If so, I agree. I think the illusion totally works. And I love those kinds of art illusions. In fact, I think you’ve inspired me to try one — in art, not in chocolate.

      • Oh yeah I just noticed that ? I definitely did not mean to say you weren’t talented you are one of the most creative people on YouTube!

      • Ann

        Yes definitely try it in cardboard it is quite amazing how the brain sees things – even when you know that is not how it is.

    • Ann

      Thanks Eva, ? I read your corrected comment further down.

  9. Rating: 5

    I was trying to view the templates for the chocolate illusion, the files appear to be empty

    • Ann

      Hi Kathleen, it’s definitely there but it is a large PDF so it takes quite a long time to download. Give it another try and it will be there 🙂

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