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Pictures: World cake fever hits Birmingham this weekend

A cake that looks like two pairs of boots Photo: Michael James Photo

Thousands of people from around the world are descending on Birmingham this weekend as a cake show opens at the NEC.

The show, Cake International, was opened today by television personality Anthea Turner.

Show organisers say there has been a 70% increase in the number of tickets sold over its 18 years of running.

The show will include celebrity chefs giving cooking demonstrations and over 100 exhibitors showcasing cake decorating sugarcraft supplies from around the world.

ITV Central has provided some examples of cake decorations that being exhibited at the show below.

The images have been provided by Michael James Photo.

A cake decoration scarecrow Credit: Michael James Photo
Disney characters the Seven Dwarfs Credit: Michael James Photo
Cupcake stilettos Credit: Michael James Photo
A board game favourite, but this one is edible Credit: Michael James Photo
Bags of cake Credit: Michael James Photo
Children's favourite Bag Puss Credit: Michael James Photo
Harry Potter character Dobby Credit: Michael James Photo