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Cake Fest: Edible map of Edinburgh to be created at festival

Cake Fest will see 50 teams of bakers each producing a cake building to be put together to create an edible map.

Generic slice of cake.
Roxanna Salceda

An edible cake map of Edinburgh is to be created as part of a celebration of the city.

Cake Fest will see 50 teams of amateur and professional bakers each producing a cake version of Edinburgh buildings and locations.

Put together, they will make an edible cake map of the city which will be on show at the Botanic Gardens before being eaten.

Held on Midsummer Day, Cake Fest is the brainchild of food innovator Simon Preston.

It is just one of the events which is receiving funding as part of the Year of Food and Drink.

Others getting part of the £265,000 fund include existing events such as Borders Book Festival and Glasgow Science Festival and new ones such as Children’s Food Festival in the Highlands and Food Town Day in Dumfries and Galloway.

Malcolm Roughead, VisitScotland chairman, said: “Scotland’s reputation for quality food and drink is increasing and the Year of Food and Drink is a chance not just for visitors to sample the best of our natural larder but for people in Scotland to learn more about what is on our doorstep.

“The events unveiled today are just a taste of what the Year of Food and Drink can offer visitors from far and wide. 2014 was all about welcoming the world, 2015 is an opportunity to build on that momentum and use strengths, like our world-famous food and drink, to take Scotland to the world.”

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