I remember as a child, watching action heros thrown through windows, and being told by an older cousin that the glass wasn’t real, but was instead made from sugar.

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From that point onwards, I’ve never been able to look at something transparent and wondered if it too, could be made from sugar.

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The LA architects Kyle and Liz von Hasseln of The Sugar Lab have made these wonderings a reality. Adapting 3D printing techniques to use a mixture of sugar and alcohol, the Lab has shown proof of concept in layer printing using regular sugar, but hope to in future branch out into mixtures of different flavours.

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The applications for the luxury pastry/ wedding cake sector are nearly endless.

By Matt Davis

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