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Lunch at the West Salem School District in Wisconsin. Michelle Kloser/ for NPR hide caption

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A mathematician's sweet dream: For about $10,000, you can print out rainbow sugar dodecahedrons and interlocking cubes. 3D Systems hide caption

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American baker Bea Vo, who runs Bea's of Bloomsburg, a string of bakeries in London, came up with this answer to the cronut: the townie, a tartlet-brownie with a gooey center and a crisp outer shell. Courtesy Bea's of Bloomsburgy/Helena Marie Fletcher hide caption

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A cup of pumpkin ice cream with chunks of frozen candy cap mushrooms. The candy cap variety is said to have the fragrance of maple syrup. Jeff Moreau hide caption

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