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This Baker Wants to 3D Print Vegan Cheesecake

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Vegan cheesecakes is hard work, unless we’re talking about eating it.

For Barclay Losse, owner of Plant Based Pies in Bend, Oregon, it means working regular days from eight in the morning to midnight. In the Bend Bulletin, he talks about the future he hopes to see for making vegan food. Hint: it’s 3D printers.

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The pies are currently crafted in a shared commercial kitchen space. He crafts unique flavours, including marionberry-and-pineapple, that are already sold in eleven stores, bars, and restaurants around him. He sells around four pies a day, and can make twelve daily. So how does he hope to expand? By enlisting 3D food printers to take over production. 

“I know it’s a crazy idea, but we are on the verge of this happening,” he said. “What I want to do is be able to load up the thing with enough material for 50 pies, flip off the lights, go home and come back the next day with the printed product. … It’s gonna be just like ‘The Jetsons,’” he told the Bend Bulletin.

With the technology constantly improving, and the ability to print food already in existence, it’s only a matter of time until small food businesses will have access to affordable 3D printers. And we vote for vegan cheesecake to be a willing first test subject. From there, Losse knows drone delivery is next. And why wouldn’t it be? 

Until then, Losse will focus on turning his two and half year business in to a profitable one, and he hopes to hire some employees in the process .It’s too bad robot sous chefs aren’t already an option.

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