Leeds the way with cake!
Do you like cake? Well if you do, then you will love the way the city of Leeds has incorporated cake with art. In an exhibition, Leeds has created some amazing cake sculptures of their well-known buildings such as the Corn Exchange, Leeds Town Hall and other famous local landmarks.
Eddie Amon-Lebeau, who helped with the designing and making of the cakes, commented, “We start with a non-edible structure inside, then we layer up bits of cake around it.” He also said, “We estimate there are about 5,500 portions over all seven cakes, so that’s quite a lot of cake.”
Ellie Andrews, the manager of the cake creations told the BBC, “It’s a walkthrough, edible installation of some of the buildings that gives Leeds its cultural identity.” She also said, “It’s to get people thinking, talking and appreciating their city.”
Some of the landmarks and buildings took months to design, make and build, so the creators had to be dedicated and patient.
You will find these cake creations in the exhibition at Trinity Leeds Shopping Centre, but be quick because the festival (which includes the cake) is ending on the 20th of May.
Amelia, Year 6
Heighington Millfield Primary Academy