Dedicated food printers can set you back a few thousand dollars, but if you enjoy decorating food, Cakewalk3D will let you print designs on cakes, appetizers, and more using a regular 3D printer. This Kickstarter project wants to give a chance to regular folks who want to prepare personalized dishes.
Cakewalk 3D is based on a “Nema motor” that you attach to your 3D printer, fill it with the desired ingredients, install supporting software, and enter the design you want for your project. To help with the design, there is a “3D slicer” software that creates a continuous path to avoid food-printing related flaws. Cakewalk 3D is compatible with 3D printers from Prusa, Creality, and several other brands. You can check out a full list here.
You can use all sorts of materials with Cakewalk 3D, from chocolate, meringue, vegetable puree to ketchup, guacamole, and honey — anything with the correct thickness.
With the starter package, you’ll get recipes and settings, and a tested food mix so you can get a feel for the system and materials required.
Digital Patisserie, the company behind the product, says all the parts used in Cakewalk 3D are food-safe, and the kit is open source if you want to make them yourself.
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