Yum! Watch Scientists Make a 3D-Printed Layer Cake

Would you eat it?

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Split open layer cake with visible layers of nutella, peanut butter, and banana inside
Credit: Jonathan Blutinger / Columbia Engineering


Imagine this: You’re admiring the dessert menu at a restaurant, which boasts fresh sweets made in-house.

But instead of staff baking the goods, they’re printed — as in, a 3D printer whips up your order.

Credit: Jonathan Blutinger / Columbia Engineering

3D-printed food remains a largely experimental concept, though a handful of restaurants are already making it a reality.

If it goes mainstream, the technology could transform the way we eat — not only in restaurants, but at our homes and workplaces too.