HEXHAM will never have looked some yummy.

Hexham Abbey, the Queen’s Hall, the old gaol and even the Hexham Courant building will taste as good as they look as Hexham Community Centre invites local bakers to create an edible map of the town.

The centre is on the look-out for local bakers to recreate the area’s landmarks from cake for new event, Hexham Cake Fest, to be held on Saturday, July 6.

Since it was launched last week, 16 bakers have already put their names next to buildings they would like to bake, with another two bakers lined up.

Community centre manager Clare Mwande said: “There has already been a lot of discussion about it and we are very excited about it. A lot of businesses have been in touch wanting to put their buildings on the map.

“This will be about bringing people in the community together, into the community centre, and having lots of fun at the same time. We’ve already got a lot of people volunteering to bake, but there’s still two buildings we need to get, the Queen’s Hall and the Abbey.”

The cake creations will be displayed in an exhibition on the ground floor of Hexham Community Centre on July 6, and there will be other activities planned in the centre’s other halls.

It is planned for the cakes to be cut into at around 3.30pm - with any guests still around welcome to tuck in.