Q&A with Marine Coré-Baillais: Turning a 3D Printer into a Kitchen assistant

Marine Coré-Baillais has been working for 9 years in the 3D printing industry. Her career in 3D printing starts at Sculpteo, as deputy CEO. She left the online 3D printing service company two years ago to follow another passion: pastry. She went back to pastry school to get a degree in French Pastry. Interestingly, once you have discovered 3D printing, you inevitably keeps in your DNA the creative mind and skills that the use of the technology requires. Today, she combines pastry and digital manufacturing in her new company: La Patisserie Numerique also called “The Digital Patisserie”.

We have asked 5 questions to Coré-Baillais to discover her ambition behind “The Digital Patisserie”.

What led to the development of “The Digital Patisserie”?

After my degree, I started working as kitchen clerk in restaurants. I nurture the idea of using 3D printing to support the work of pastry chefs. My ambition is also to democratize food printing at home.

What products and services do you provide?

I’m developping a new type of 3D food printer with very specific applications in mind based on my experience; something that could really save time and help bakery shops to create stunning desserts with less efforts. During spring quarantine, I was not able to work on this machine so I started to work on how I could automate some of my pastry techniques with my desktop 3D printer. 5 months later, Cakewalk 3D was launched.

We saw that you recently launched your extruder. Does it work with any 3D printer?

Cakewalk3D is a culinary extruder that works with Cartesian 3D printers. Cartesian FDM printers are the most-widely used products on the market. So far, we have successfully tested the culinary extruder on Crealty, Alfawise, Anet, Anycubic, Geetech and Prusa 3D printers. We provide the CAD/STL files of the support parts for free download for those eager to stay on a smaller budget.

Is it only meant for pastries?

Actually not. It happens that I have tested a lot on pastries since that’s my specialization but some of the beta-testers chose guacamole or ketchup or curry sauce for their prints (and it worked well!). As part of my experiences, I also used vegetable leftovers to create snacks and it was tasty.

Is there anything else you would like to share?

Food 3D printing is really fun and your 3D printer deserves to print more than plastic! More seriously, it’s a special year for everyone, and I’m sure that 3D printing treats could be a fun day for everyone

To support at a large-scale chefs’ handwork with digital manufacturing, Coré-Baillais has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to enable everyone to use a 3D printer as a kitchen assistant. The campaign highlights the use of Cakewalk 3D as a precise, effective and handy upgrade that converts your desktop 3D printer into a food printer.

It enables you to unleash your creativity in the kitchen, producing detailed shapes in a few minutes which would take the best chef a couple of hours to design” we can read. If you want to be part of this journey, make sure you support the project through this link.

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