CNC “Cakes N Cookies” Froster

We bought cake decorating supplies and modified our CNC software to squirt cake frosting at the right time to make a happy Christmas decoration.

The Cakes N Cookies Froster (CNC) is an extension to an existing CNC machine. The ‘froster’ is made from a decorating bottle for cake frosting, this is inside of a salad dressing shaker, which encases a stepper motor. The stepper motor drives a push plate to force out frosting. This was an exploration into adapting the CNC machine using whatever is available (read: rapid prototyping through everyday objects) and helped provide us with insight into the possibilities, limitations, and tools that we can explore with the CNC machine.