Monday, July 7, 2008

Cake top printer

This would be a device you set a cake in, and it would spray whatever picture you put into it onto the top of the cake.

It would work like an ink jet printer, except the printing cartridge and nozzle would move.
The physical device and mechanism would be pretty trivial to build.
The only difficulty is creating an easy to clean cartridge system and nozzle.
The nozzle would have to be detachable, for easy cleaning.
You could either use a colored sugar water as the base colors.

You could either plug it into a computer or sell cartridges.
IF you are going for the razor blade scenario, obviously would would want cartridges.
I would like to make money form the device, and some supporting official images, but still let them plug the device into their computers USB2 port.


itguy said...

They already have something that prints any picture or text you want onto a flat white sheet of icing with edible inks, and then you place the icing on the cake. I'm sure they are expensive enough that only bakeries can afford them.

Garrett Moffitt said...

That wouldn't surprise me, but I couldn't find a link. There isn't a reason this can't be made for the home pretty cheaply.

What I mean by 'Idea'

By 'Idea' I mean something practical. This might be an improvement or something new but it should be practical.
For example:
"We should all have jet packs."
While a great idea, it's not very practical.
If I had an idea on how to improve the thrust/weight ratio, then that would be a practical idea. That being the only real problem that would need to be solved for jet packs.