May.20, 2013

Los Angeles-based Kyle and Liz, a husband and wife architectural design team in Los Angeles have figured out a way to 3D print objects using sugar. It all started when they were graduate students and they wanted to make a birthday cake for their friend, but they didn't have an oven. So they decided to try to 3D print a cake instead. After a period of trial and error they managed to print a tiny cupcake topper that spelled their friend's name in cursive sugar. And she loved it!

Now the process of 3D printing sugar has been perfected and Kyle and Liz have started their micro-design firm Sugar Lab for custom 3D printed sugar. With their background in architecture and their love for complex geometry, they took advantage of 3D printing to bring custom sugar to the genre of mega-cool cakes. "3D printing represents a paradigm shift for confections, transforming sugar into a dimensional, structural medium." said Sugar Lab.

These lovely creations look more like works of art and it represents a shift in culinary trends. Below are some examples of the geometric 3d-printed treats made entirely from sugar.


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Sami wrote at 5/21/2013 8:17:08 AM:

No information on how it's made? This could potentially be a huge step toward super-cheap building material, or at least support structure! I want to know more!

Patrick McDonald wrote at 5/20/2013 4:53:50 PM:

Seems to be a much higher resolution than attained by the candyfab printers!

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