Here’s my stats to start with.
Order Date: 10/6/15
notification email: 10/5/17
proofgrade email: 10/16/17
proofgrade materials arrived: 10/20/17
shipping email: 10/21/17
to arrive: 10/24/17
For the past 2 years, from the moment I placed my order, I have been scouring the internet for patterns/plans, materials, software, and ideas. See, I have absolutely NO creative talent, but I can identify useful items and I can follow directions exactly.
I have never used a laser cutter before, so I am truly a novice. I suppose the good part of that is that I go in with no pre-conceived ideas.
I like to bake which also requires the following of very specific and intricate directions, so I figure this will serve me well.
IDEAS: One of the ideas that I saw on the original video is that it is food grade and will allow me to essentially “print” on my food. I’m thinking of using this on double crust pies, like apple. I figure something like a custom image, logo, or wording in the center as a vent instead of just a couple of slits.
I’m also thinking of custom stencils for things that would be topped with powdered sugar, cocoa, or cinnamon. Possibly putting mini-logos or initials, etc on small candies like M&M’s, Skittles, & Reeces Pieces.
Potential issues: Cooking the dough prematurely around the edges, may not be an issue, but we will find out when mine arrives. Melting of the chocolate in the , not in my mouth. I’m sure for the candies, I will need to make a “tray/jig” to hold them.
I’m also thinking of cooking a sheet of shortbread cookies and then using the to cut them into seasonal shapes. This may cause a lot of waste, but I’m not sure if it would work well by cutting the raw dough before baking. I suppose I will have to try it both ways.
I could also see an application on flat breads like tortillas burning images, or cutting into shapes for parties, etc. making football shaped chips for Super Bowl, etc.