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3D-Printed Sweets: Chefjet Pro Takes Confectionary Up A Level

08/01/2014 09:00 GMT | Updated 23/01/2014 15:53 GMT

We've already had space pizzas - now the world of 3D-printing is stepping into the realms of confectionary.

Unveiled at CES 2014 in Las Vegas by 3D Systems, the Chefjet and Chefjet Pro can produce chocolate and sugar-based sweets in shapes that would be difficult using traditional methods.

The Pro version can even print multi-coloured objects.

They're not cheap though - the standard version costs £3,050 and the Pro is £6,100.

Both machines print either chocolate or sugar in a variety of flavours, including chocolate, vanilla, mint, sour apple, cherry and watermelon.

Because of the way 3D-printers work - creating layer upon layer each hardened by spraying water on it - it's possible to create some weird shapes you wouldn't normally associate with sweets.