World's first cake 'hotel' to open in London

The world’s first cake "hotel" is set to open today for one night only in London.

The Hansel and Gretel inspired wonderland is the creation of more than 14 artists, who reportedly spent more than 2,000 hours baking and 900 hours decorating with more than 600 kilos of sugar.

An edible treasure chest deigned for the world's first 'cake' hotel. Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

Guests will be encouraged to eat their way through sweet furnishings including window sills built from fudge, a bath filled with caramel-coated popcorn and an edible rug.

An edible rug being created for the 'hotel'. Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

The cake "hotel" has been built to promote a new range from Tate & Lyle Sugars, which the company hopes will encourage a new generation of bakers to get creative in the kitchen.