In this instructable I'm going to show you how to make a multi-layer cake using CAD and rapid manufacturing.
(I personally get a huge kick out of mixing heavy machinery with cake baking.)
One of the coolest tools on the planet is a laser cutter. It is normally used in industry to cut plastics, wood, glass, or thin sheets of metal. But, the tool is so versatile that you can also use it to pattern things like chocolate, pumpkins, Silicon wafers, paper, rubber, cork, or in this case... CAKE!
By using the laser to cut the cake we can do arbitrary design on the computer and then transfer that virtual design into an actual physical cake. It's really cool. And tasty!
I was inspired to make this particular cake for the Engadget Birthday Contest.http://www.engadget.com/2006/03/09/bake-engadget-a-birthday-cake-win-an-intel-alienware-gaming-rig/