Nothing says “I love you” like your likeness in chocolate form. At least that’s what 3D-printing firm KS Design Lab and FabCafe are hoping for as they host a workshop for women who want to create personal chocolates for their men this Valentine’s Day.
For only two Saturdays and around $64, women underwent a workshop at the FabCafe in Shibuya, Tokyo, to create a silicone mold of their faces that they later on filled with chocolatey goodness as the perfect gift for their men. First, the women had to undergo a full body 3D scan and the face had to be the expression they wanted to “immortalize” in chocolate. The data was then used to create 3D images on a computer and then edited and “carved” using 3D modeling tools like freeform. A high-performance 3D printer then made silicone molds of the faces, which were then filled with liquid chocolate. Once they are dried and out of the mold, they could be decorated with bows or hearts, or even put on sticks like lollipops. Voila, the chocolate likeness are ready to be eaten or preserved, whichever their partner would prefer.
The workshop was only open to women, but men who want their own chocolate likeness will get their chance as they plan to have a men only workshop in time for White Day on March 14, the gender-role opposite Valentine’s Day in Japan where men who received gifts on February 14 have to return the favor on this particular day.
[ via CNet ]
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