You've heard of desktop publishing and desktop video, but what about desktop cake decorating? The $999 Digital Cake Decorator, from Lumina Office Products (408/ 487-0400, http://www.luminapcc.com ), consists of a flatbed scanner connected directly to a modified Canon BJC-4400 ink-jet printer. Simply scan in your tastiest artwork and you can produce an edible color print to place on top of a cake. No computer is required, but you can use your Mac to produce printed artwork to scan into the system. Digital cake decorating is nothing new, but systems used in bakeries sell for as much as $10,000.
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