Have you ever dreamed of being able to print your own chocolate creations in 3D? Well, now you can! A new 3D printer called the Cocoa Press has been developed to print almost any 3D model out of chocolate. Cocoa Press has got you covered whether you want to create chocolate sculptures, intricate decorations for cakes and desserts, or even edible puzzles and toys. Unlike traditional 3D printers that use plastic or other materials, the Cocoa Press has a reservoir filled with specialty chocolate that cools quickly and extrudes onto the built surface in layers. All the parts that touch the chocolate are food-safe, made of silicone or stainless steel, and the printing temperature is just 80 degrees Fahrenheit (27 Celsius), making it safe to use around children.
The Cocoa Press comes in two options: a kit form for $1,500 or fully assembled for $4,000. The kit version is perfect for those who enjoy tinkering and want to build their printer, while the fully assembled version is ideal for those who want to start printing chocolate models immediately. One of the great things about the Cocoa Press is that it’s easy to use, even for beginners. The printer comes with software and tools that allow users to create and design their chocolate models from scratch and pre-made designs and templates that can be used immediately. There are no specific skills or knowledge that users need to have to use the printer effectively, making it accessible to anyone who loves chocolate and creativity.
The Cocoa Press has already made waves in the 3D printing and confectionery worlds, with many people excited about the endless possibilities for chocolate creations. Whether you’re a professional chef or someone who loves experimenting with new technology, the Cocoa Press is a must-have tool for anyone who wants to take their chocolate game to the next level.
James Bricknell. “New 3D printer can print delicious chocolate 3D models, and you can reserve one today.” CNET, 8 Oct. 2021