The Sugar Lab, sweet 3D sugar sculptures
3D printing has evolved and revolutionized design in many different fields. From prototypes of 3D printers for food made by NASA and thus be able to print food for its astronauts, going through the design of organs and even firearms.
But today I want to talk to you about something sweeter that could also come out of 3D printers, the designs from The Sugar Lab studio in Los Angeles, which manage to print edible sculptures and sugar ornaments using this simple and common disaccharide.
It all started when Liz and Kyle Von Hassein, at that time a couple of architecture students, wanted to make a birthday cake to surprise a friend with the added difficulty that they lived in an apartment that did not have an oven.
After a series of tests and their respective failures, they managed to print a simple cupcake which was so successful among their friends that they thought that this admiration for their work could spread and interest more people. Thus they began to get involved in the realization of much larger and more elaborate sugar sculpture prototypes.
The concept is complex but at the same time very basic, while most 3D prints are made with synthetic materials such as resin, these architects use sugar to print their works, alternating it with a solution of water and alcohol that makes it harden, just as it happens if we leave a glaze to air dry.
The Sugar Lab has been carrying out personalized projects for two years based on any idea, souvenir or theme that their clients suggest for their cake decorations. As well as they work side by side in collaboration with important North American pastry chefs to put the design note in their sweetest creations. If you want to know more about their spectacular designs, do not forget to visit their website.
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