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City of Cake: Leeds landmarks recreated in edible form

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Image caption The cakes, on display at Trinity Leeds, are the equivalent of 5,500 individual portions and will be eaten

Some of Leeds' most well-known buildings have been recreated in cake for an edible art exhibition.

City of Cake includes baked models of the The Corn Exchange, Leeds Town Hall, Kirkgate Market and other landmarks.

The exhibition at Trinity Leeds shopping centre is part of Leeds Indie Food festival and runs until 20 May.

Ellie Andrews, City of Cake organiser, said: "It's a walkthrough, edible installation of some of the buildings that gives Leeds its cultural identity.

"It's to get people thinking, talking and appreciating their city."

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Image caption Leeds' Corn Exchange, opened in 1864 to provide a building for corn merchants to meet, has been recreated in intricate detail

Other featured buildings, which took several weeks to design and build in cake form, include independent cinema the Hyde Park Picture House and university building Broadcasting Tower.

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Image caption Leeds Town Hall has been transformed into a vanilla sponge cake with blue sugar paste icing

Eddie Amon-Lebeau, food artist at Tattooed Bakers, said: "We start with a non-edible structure inside, then we layer up bits of cake around it and then decorate it in sugar paste.

"We estimate there is about 5,500 portions over all seven cakes, so that's quite a lot of cake."

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Image caption Hyde Park Picture House, an independent cinema which opened in 1914, has been turned into an edible version

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