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World famous cake show comes to Birmingham

'Bootiful' some of the creations could be mistaken for the 'real thing' Credit: 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.

Icing on the cake for Harry Potter fans, Dobby Credit: Michael James Photo

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

Baking fans from around the world to see the intricate cake designs Credit: Michael James Photo

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

For more information see the Cake International website.