3D Printing For The Baking World

Decorating By Jeff_Arnett Updated 11 Sep 2014 , 9:07pm by theresaf

Jeff_Arnett Posted 11 Sep 2014 , 6:01pm
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I was just reading about/watching a video on 3D printing and wonder....how long will it be until someone created a 3D printing system for edible objects?

 

Imagine printing a cake topper or figure out of a sugar medium!!  I don't believe it's unrealistic or that far-fetched.  In just a few years 3D printers have gone from many thousand of dollars in cost to costing in the 100s of dollars......

 

I think it would be really neat to be able to custom design a cake topper or figure then create it....3D printing allows you to use pictures, drawings, etc....imagine using a picture of a bride and groom to create an edible likeness of them for a cake topper.

 

One day in the near future we might be saying..."I remember someone talking about this on the forum a few years back!"

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-K8memphis Posted 11 Sep 2014 , 6:10pm
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Jeff_Arnett Posted 11 Sep 2014 , 6:38pm
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Yes....but looking forward to the day it become an everyday tool for decorators, much like the edible image printers and Cricut/Cameo cutting machine.....

 

By the way, that looks fantastic!!

theresaf Posted 11 Sep 2014 , 7:20pm
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Those 3d edible printers are fascinating but exorbitantly priced.  Our non-edible printer wound up costing about 2k and even those are dropping in price.  It also has to get a lot quicker - while it's super interesting to watch it is s-l-o-w! (and very noisy) But you're right Jeff, that day is coming!  It wasn't that long ago that people were saying www-what?!!

Theresa

thecakewitch Posted 11 Sep 2014 , 7:36pm
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AIt's being done already here: http://wancube.com/about-us And a lot of cookie cutters are made using 3d printers too. And also this: http://money.cnn.com/2014/01/16/technology/3d-printer-chocolate/index.html

cupadeecakes Posted 11 Sep 2014 , 8:25pm
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Originally Posted by theresaf 
 

Those 3d edible printers are fascinating but exorbitantly priced.  Our non-edible printer wound up costing about 2k and even those are dropping in price.  It also has to get a lot quicker - while it's super interesting to watch it is s-l-o-w! (and very noisy) But you're right Jeff, that day is coming!  It wasn't that long ago that people were saying www-what?!!

Theresa


@theresaf - Do you use your 3D printer for caking purposes?  If so, I would love to hear more about how you're using it!

theresaf Posted 11 Sep 2014 , 9:07pm
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Originally Posted by cupadeecakes 
 


@theresaf - Do you use your 3D printer for caking purposes?  If so, I would love to hear more about how you're using it!


I like all the parts of my cakes to be edible so I haven't used the printer for anything on a cake.  I do want to make a customized cake stand but haven't done so yet. The way the printer works for larger size items is that it would be done in pieces that fit together to make the whole.  Actually I would give my design/idea to the true electronic genius of the house - my husband - to get it done!  I know you can use the printer for specific molds too but haven't done that either!  I'm still in the 'collecting info' stage!

Theresa

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