Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Toastnet

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A net, for those of you who are interested, is a flat shape that can be folded up to make a polyhedron. For instance, a large equilateral triangle, divided into four smaller equilateral triangles, is a net of the tetrahedron. Likewise, six squares arranged in a cross is a net of the cube.

So, toast. The idea is very simple. The toastnet device is basically a cookie-cutter, but in addition it has blades which are blunt and not quite flush with the other edges. When pressed firmly onto a piece of toast, it cuts out the net of a cube (or tetrahedron, or other polyhedron of your choice), and also makes creases for the fold-lines.

Once cut in this way, the toast can be folded to make a perfect cube or other shape, within which can be placed a healthy dollop of butter and a spoonful of jam before the final flap is closed.

MaxwellBuchanan, May 27 2016


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       [+] Could one make a frying-pan-safe version as a template for pancake batter? Reduced waste.
gisho, May 27 2016
  

       I'm not completely convinced that pancake would have the necessary rigidity.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 27 2016
  

       If you placed hinge-straps into your pancakes, they would then create a sufficiently strong hinge.   

       (hint: hinge-straps = bacon)
(that is, if they're not cooked to "crispy" - it may be delicious, but causes structural failures)
lurch, May 27 2016
  


 

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