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Have your cake and 3D-print its toppings, too (pictures)

Take a look at the intricate, edible designs we saw from 3D Systems' ChefJet Pro, a prototype 3D food printer on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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ChefJet Pro

The ChefJet Pro is a large-format, full-color 3D food printer from a company called 3D Systems. It printed these sugar creations.

See all CNET's coverage of CES 2016 here.

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3D Systems created these sugar cube towers over which you pour absinthe.

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ChefJet Pro

You can also use the ChefJet Pro to create sugar sculptures for use as cake (or cupcake) toppers.

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Coffee would be so much more fun to drink with a few of these sugar cubes.

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The ChefJet Pro created these flowers from dehydrated passion fruit.

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3D food printing isn't limited to sweet creation. These wasabi eggs take a turn toward savory.

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The only thing that's missing from this cool sugar sculpture is a superhero cake to put it on.

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3D Systems shows examples of how the ChefJet Pro can upgrade cakes and event decor.

See all CNET's coverage of CES 2016 here.

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