Culinary artists will soon be able to join the 3D printing revolution thanks to an amazing new candy printer. The ChefPro from 3D Systems unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week turns digital files into delectable chocolate and sugar treats of varying shapes using traditional candy molding.
Two models of the printer will be available initially. The first is a countertop sized product that prints in monochrome confections up to the size of a large grapefruit. Imagine the amazing cake toppers the ChefPro could turn out.
The second version of the ChefPro is a larger format printer that can create full color models. A range of candy material for this printer will be available in bold flavors like chocolate, vanilla, mint, sour apple, cherry and watermelon.
3D Systems says that the ChefPro will be the “must-have companion for the professional baker, cake master, and high-end event and restaurateur.” For those not already familiar with using CAD to build three dimensional models, 3D Systems has made available a software called “Digital Cookbook.”
Although concepts have been popping up for printing food in space, making custom pizza, and for full nutritious meals, ChefPro is the first commercially available and affordable 3D printer (starting at $5,000) targeted at creating candy. With this ability to turn sugar into pretty much any form, the possibilities for food creations are endless.