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Heathrow Express replica train cake marks anniversary

  • 23 June 2013
  • From the section London
Replica Heathrow Express train made from cake
The cake was unveiled between platforms 6 and 7 at Paddington Station to mark the 15th anniversary of the service
Bakers put together the edible replica
A team of 15 bakers created the edible train from sponge, fondant icing and chocolate
Young girl with the train cake
Passengers using the Heathrow Express service have been offered slices of the cake

A replica of a Heathrow Express train made entirely from cake has been unveiled to mark the 15th anniversary of the airport service.

The 4m-long (13ft) edible train at Paddington Station has been created from sponge, fondant icing and chocolate by a team of bakers.

Passengers using the service have been offered slices of the cake, which took 30 hours to make.

The £440m Heathrow Express rail link opened to passengers in June 1998.

The service has transported more than 60m passengers between Paddington station and Heathrow Airport since it was launched, according to rail bosses.

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