In my bachelor thesis I dealt with the topic of 3D-printed food. Therefore I designed a low budget dual paste extruder with which I am able to print food composed of two different colors or ingredients. The probably most interesting paste to print is dough. “Message in a Cake” turns normal marble cake into a communication medium. I am able to print individual images on every piece of a small marble cake. Cutting the cake piece by piece it reveals its enclosed mystery. Be it a comic-strips, a love-message, or the names of the invited guests the cake becomes a storyteller.
3D food printing is one of the most fun and accessible consumer applications of 3D printing technology—whether for creating custom branded 3D printed lollipops, or for pushing the limits of culinary innovation, there are tons of opportunities to explore. One of the most recent and creative examples is Daniel Wilkens’ ‘Message in a Cake’ 3D paste extruder, which has the ability to 3D print custom images or messages directly into a cake using a specially-created batter, meaning you only see the image once the first delicious slice has been cut. 3Ders.org spoke with Wilkens to find out his design concept as well as the 3D printing process behind creating your own Message in a Cake. Continue reading ““Message in a Cake” paste extruder 3D prints custom images right into your dessert (Video)”