A zoetrope is a pre-film animation device that creates the illusion of movement by using a carefully placed series of images. Although zoetropes have not been needed for some time now, it is an art form that is still celebrated in a number of interesting ways. Case in point, the Phytopage creation by artist Alexandre Dubosc.
The Phytopage zoetrope takes on the form of a cake that is in fact make up of layers of newspaper rather than delicious pastry. Covered in what one can only assume is chocolate and vanilla icing, the zoetrope begins to twirl. It puts on a delightful performance that drips and snips in a captivating manner. The cake zoetrope is one for the books.