Amaz­ing bakes at NEC’s Cake In­ter­na­tional show...

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IT’S Anar- cake- y in the UK! Surely that’s Sid De­li­cious...

And isn’t that the frosty Night King from Game of Scones?

The NEC was full of fami­lar faces last week­end. And they’re incr- ED­I­BLE.

Be­cause the Cake In­ter­na­tional show has brought all man­ner of bakes to Brum.

There’s ev­ery­one from Dobby the Harry Pot­ter house elf to David Bowie.

And even a cake in the shape of a life- sized BABY.

Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it?

Thou­sands of cake- mak­ing and bak­ing fans at­tended the an­nual show of sugar, spice and all things nice.

They had a Mary Berry Christ­mas early. On show were spec­tac­u­lar cake dec­o­rat­ing, sug­ar­craft and bak­ing. It was a chance to chew over the lat­est trends and tech­niques while at­tend­ing cut­ting- edge work­shops and demos. You could see some of the big­gest and best cakes in the coun­try.

The most im­pres­sive was a full­sized horse and sol­dier in­spired by Michael Mor­purgo’s First World War novel War Horse pic­tured above.

Cre­ated by Emma Jayne, among the in­gre­di­ents she used were 50 ki­los of marsh­mal­low to cre­ate the fea­ture, which weighed in at more than 20 stone. An­other of her cre­ations was a show- stop­ping life- size wed­ding dress.

Orig­i­nally dis­played at Cake In­ter­na­tional Lon­don 2017 as part of Wed­ding Gowns through the Decades, the cake took 60kg of sugar paste and 50kg of mod­el­ling paste to cre­ate.

It took ten days in all, five of them mak­ing its more than 1,000 flow­ers.

ET: The Ex­tra Ter­res­trial and, right, David Bowie in Labyrinth, plus, top left, Dobby from Harry Pot­ter

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