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3D printing cakes and chocolates

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So here is where my daily job intrudes into my Chowhound habit. 3D printers are all the rage in manufacutring, there are even ongoing projects on creating human body parts with 3D printers. But this is really pretty cool and opening up the possibilities for bakers and chocolates makers.

http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-2....

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  1. No thanks. I'll stick to using my very own hands.

    1. It sounds like only certain materials can be used with the printer. I would be much more excited if I could use real chocolate and keep it in temper rather than their chocolate flavored printing medium. Maybe someday.

      I have thought that the 3D printer could be a good way to make custom chocolate molds. Any idea if the plastic used is food safe?

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      1. re: babette feasts

        Don't know about the material, but I keep track of new technology for my job and the 3D printing technology is in the super fast track in terms of development. Chances are there will be something new every week.

      2. http://www.ndtv.com/article/offbeat/t...

        Here is a photo of what is possible.

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        1. re: Phaedrus

          just another photo - this seems more interesting with photos to me . . ..

          photo taken from
          http://www.joepastry.com/2014/chocola...

           
        2. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014...