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Around the world in cake: city landmarks and cultural treasures you can eat

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Imagine the effort taken to bake one cake. The gathering of ingredients, the mixing, crumbling, baking and icing.

Then imagine doing the same thing, but this time you're aiming to re-create a famous global site such as the Taj Mahal, or St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, in edible form. It's a challenge that would make most of us retreat in a heap on the sofa. But a handful of cake artists are game for the feat and their incredible handiwork is showcased in the latest issue of Cake Masters magazine.

For its new travel-themed edition, editor Rosie has approached 40 of the best cake artists from around the world to recreate their favourite cities and cultural treasures, in an impressive show of hand-painted fondant and icing detail. Hours of intricate sculpturing have resulted in everything from an edible goddess of Athena to a Las Vegas party land, complete with Martini glasses, casinos and a roller-coaster.

The breath-taking creations are featured in all their glory in Cake Masters' Around the World in 40 Cakes feature, out now. Come grab a sneak preview of just some of the amazing bakes that were made for the series, below. The Great British Bake-Off has nothing on these guys...

  • Athens

    Greece, Athens

    Made by Liz Marek of the Artisan Cake Company.

  • Bermuda Triangle

    Bermuda Triangle

    Made by Miss Insomnia Tulip of Lou Lou P’s Delights.

  • Dubai

    Dubai, UAE

    Made by Jacki Fanto of Blissfully Sweet.

  • Paris

    Paris, France

    Made by Avalon Yarnes of Avalon Cakes.

  • Taj Mahal

    Taj Mahal, India

    Made by Gonzuela Bastarache of Kupkake Tree.

  • Las Vegas

    Las Vegas, America

    Made by Emma Ball of Richard’s Cakes.

  • Thailand

    Floating markets, Thailand

    Made by Brenda Walton of Sugar High, Inc.

  • Rome

    Rome, Italy

    Made by Myton Ouano of Antonio’s Kitchen.

  • Moscow

    Moscow, Russia

    Made by Rose Dummer of Rosie Cake-Diva.

  • Venice

    Venice, Italy

    Made by Calli Hopper of Callicious Cakes.

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