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Selffee: Edible Ink Printed on Coffee, Desserts and More

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Selffee: Edible Ink Printed on Coffee, Desserts and More

It’s here, foodies – a mobile photo booth that lets you print pictures you can actually eat. Gone are the days of plain names written on Starbucks cups; you may soon be claiming your cappuccino by portrait before drinking your face!

The New York-based food and technology company, Selffee, uses FDA-certified flavorless ink to print edible photos in an instant. Their product allows customers to send photos via their smartphone to a machine that prints them on a cold-brew coffee, cupcake, or other consumable of their choice.

“Unlike traditional cake transfers that use an edible icing sheet with the image printed on it,” The Daily Meal reports, “Selffee prints directly onto the food or drink.”

Selffee specializes in catering for special occasions: Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, weddings, corporate events, birthdays, or anytime you’re looking to add a little extra fun to your food or drink. The startup company has been appearing at pop-ups and special events around New York City, but is hoping to secure a home base and a storefront through their page on Indiegogo, a crowdfunding website dedicated to helping entrepreneurs raise money to launch their ideas.

Other companies are campaigning similar ideas, like MakeLab’s mobile studio-class laser cutter photobooth, where “photos are laser-caramelized onto cookies or colorful French macarons [while] a toasted marshmallow aroma adds to the experience of watching the laser do its work.”

There’s also Boomf, a card company putting a creative spin on heartfelt messages by allowing you to send tasty personalized greetings printed on marshmallows and chocolate.

Whether you’re an avid Instagrammer on the endless search for the perfect selfie, or a barista looking for a new way to spice up your latte art, edible photos are a fun new way to play with your food. (Sorry, Mom!)

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