Cake expectations as iconic Leeds landmarks are made edible in food festival

The Leeds Town Hall cake at Trinity Leeds. Pictures: Tony Johnson.

The Leeds Town Hall cake at Trinity Leeds. Pictures: Tony Johnson.

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FOOD fans can get a slice of city life with these miniature Leeds landmarks – made entirely out of cake.

The edible exhibition by the Tattooed Bakers was the icing on the cake as it was unveiled at Trinity Leeds.

Tattooed Baker Richard Amon adds the ganache icing to the Leeds Market cake.

Tattooed Baker Richard Amon adds the ganache icing to the Leeds Market cake.

Iconic Leeds buildings have been included in the cake-based creations, such as the Town Hall, Corn Exchange, Kirkgate Market and Broadcasting Tower.

The City of Cake exhibit will offer visitors the chance to grab a fork and take a walk through the sponge and ganache architecture.

Its arrival marks the launch of Leeds Indie Food Festival, which runs until May 30.

Ellie Andrews, owner of The Gallery at Munro House, which collaborated on the City of Cake exhibition, said: “Food, people, art, music, theatre, sport, industry, architecture, and heritage – these are the elements that make up the cultural identity of Leeds.

Leeds Broadcasting Tower, made of cake.

Leeds Broadcasting Tower, made of cake.

“We’ve been able to bring all those together in a playful, fun way for the public to enjoy.”

Ellie added: “With the Leeds Culture Strategy currently being produced, we are starting to reflect and observe on what culture actually means for us as a city.

“We hope to spark conversations, inspire, engage, bring people together to collectively celebrate, and talk about the culture of their city, all over a slice of cake.”

Dan Wharton, marketing manager at Trinity Leeds, said: “The City of Cake is a fantastic project, and we’re very proud to work with these fantastic partners to support the amazing culture and creativity happening in our city.

Tattooed Bakers Richard Amon and Eddie Lebeau add the ganache icing to the Leeds Corn Exchange cake.

Tattooed Bakers Richard Amon and Eddie Lebeau add the ganache icing to the Leeds Corn Exchange cake.

“Leeds Indie Food Festival is set to be even bigger and better in May, and having homed some of the best independent street food vendors in Trinity Kitchen over the past few years, it’s great to see an entire festival dedicated to showcasing this kind of culinary talent.”

The Leeds Indie Food Festival is under way now and includes hundreds of events at venues across the city.

For tickets and a schedule of events, visit www.leedsindiefood.co.uk.

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