Beautiful 3D-printed candies look like delicious modern artTatiana Danger1/09/14 2:43pmFiled to: Beautiful3D printingCES21EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink3D printers are the new must-have appliance for the modern kitchen. This year's CES visitors were among the lucky few to taste-test the confectionary wonders of the Chefjet kitchen-ready printer (available for £3,000). From printed sugar cubes to multi-colored candies, these sweets are like delicious modern art. A jet print head is used to spray water onto the sugar and harden the crystals, building up the sweets layer-by-layer. For pioneering American company, 3D Systems, it was a big moment. It was way back in 1986 that the company's founder, Chuck Hall, obtained the first patent for the Stereolithography additive manufacturing process which formed the basis of the 3D printing industry. The company's Chefjet "food-safe" models represent a new frontier. Photo via fabbalooStart-ups are also getting in on the action. Liz von Hasseln is creative director of food products at 3D Systems. She founded Sugar Lab, a "custom design firm for 3D printed sugar" (acquired by 3D Systems) with her partner Kyle. The process is pretty simple, you basically just add water to sugar.