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Lifesize superhero cakes at Birmingham NEC exhibition

Cake maker with Batman and Superman cakes Image copyright Cake International
Image caption Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Superman and Batman in cake form, created by cake artist Rose Macefield

Caked crusaders Batman and Superman are among hundreds of stunning sweet treats on display at the annual Cake International exhibition.

Rose Macefield, from Dudley, West Midlands, spent 200 hours carefully crafting the comic heroes for the three-day event.

She said: "I did consider several movies as a source of inspiration, but the new Batman v Superman movie will be released just a week after the show.

"I thought it would be perfect timing."

More than 30,000 people are attending the exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham.

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Image caption This intricate dragon cake is among the hundreds of creations on display at the NEC in Birmingham
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Image caption It's Poldark - but will he be as tasty as his on-screen character?

There are more than 400 exhibitors at the show, many of whom have spent weeks creating their intricate cakes.

Among the designs is a cake of the star of BBC's Poldark, a Game of Thrones Direwolf and Star Wars characters.

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Image caption The creator of this cake was inspired by the direwolf in hit series Game of Thrones

The annual event has attracted a huge following, with visitors travelling from across the world to attend.

In 2013, amateur baker Lara Clarke made headlines after she baked a lifesize Johnny Depp cake, as his Pirates of the Caribbean character Jack Sparrow.

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Image caption This cigar-smoking chimp forms part of a carnival display at Cake International

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