Chocolate faces might be the most terrifying use of 3D printing yet
Even if the confectionary produced didn't, you know, look like something straight out of Silent Hill, I can't imagine how delivering a box filled with chocolate shaped like your head is a good idea. If I ever got something like that in the mail, I'd probably run away screaming.
Personal opinions aside, chocolates made to sort of look like you are, in fact, a thing in Japan's fashionable Shibuya district. According to Kotaku, a cafe called FabCafe is holding a special event—one that will allow you to scan your face, decide on the best expression, and 3D-print a mold that will later be used to craft a chocolate truffle.
Right now, it looks like only women will be able to participate in this $68 event, though men will be allowed to reciprocate in kind come March.
Is this a good thing? I don't know. Nonetheless, the idea is certainly in line with Fab Cafe's modus operandi. Operated by digital media production company Loftwork, FabCafe is one of the few cafes in the world that allows its customers to bring in an Adobe illustrator vector file, buy a latte, and use their laser cutter to make just about anything out of paper, felt, wood, and other materials.
Let's just hope their chocolates don't come to life to eat people in a fit of delicious spite.