The call to the Tiramisù World Cup came from Spain, and more precisely from Barcelona, where Natural Machines has developed Foodini, a 3D food printing kitchen appliance. And to recreate the perfect Tiramisu, they asked for help from the TWC, the competition that for years has evaluated hundreds of recipes prepared by its participants and Champions of the “tastiest challenge of the year”.

It seems like science fiction, but it is already reality: it is possible to create and recreate gastronomic recipes, thanks to a three-dimensional printer specifically designed to work with food.
From the Foodini website, here’s how it works >>

The dishes that are made are completely edible as they are made with fresh ingredients, and able to reproduce the flavor of the original recipe: “The purists might remain skeptical of this new technology, but this 3D food printer is a new type of kitchen appliance. It is a phenomenon we have to keep an eye on”, Francesco Redi (founder and CEO of the Tiramisù World Cup), said, returning from Barcelona, where he went to see (and taste) the results of printed Tiramisu. “We are proud that our Treviso based company has been called upon to establish the criteria to recreate the best Tiramisù using Foodini: those criteria are the same criteria that the Tiramisù World Cup judges must follow to evaluate the desserts prepared by our competitors.”

“Who better than the team at the Tiramisu World Cup to help us create a classic Italian Tiramisu with a modern twist of preparation: by making it with a 3D food printer. Similar to how you use a whisk to combine sugar and egg yolks, and a mixer to beat the mascarpone, you use Foodini to create the presentation of the Tiramisu.”, says Emilio Sepulveda, CEO of Natural Machines. He continues, “You can print classic traditional shapes, modern presentations, or even variations that would be difficult or impossible to create by hand. Foodini is a tool to not only help create great tasting food, but to help people be creative in the kitchen.”

Natural Machines accelerates the use of 3D printing in several industries, enabling companies to treat their consumers as individuals – not mass market consumers – by providing personalized products on demand. Our solutions make products at the point of consumption, personalized for each individual. We help further the advancement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #12: Responsible Production and Consumption. Founded in 2012, Natural Machines’ first released product is Foodini, a 3D food printing kitchen appliance. Foodini is selling globally, currently focused on the B2B(2C)/professional space. Further information at

The project named “3dPrinted Tiramisù” is financed by AMable ( consortium coordinated by Fraunhofer ILT (

This project has received funding from the European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation
programme under grant agreement No 768775.

Author: Chiara Durigon
Graduating in Local Development and a convinced Europeanist, she studies and researches European projects at national, regional and local level for Twissen.

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