Aberdeen buildings have been recreated in cake as part of a festival celebrating architectural design.
Bakers raised a sweet version of the granite city’s skyline for the Festival of Architecture, using eggs and flour instead of bricks and mortar.
The Great Aberdeen Bake-Off saw a host of culinary creations crafted by local bakers to match the design of their favourite buildings.
On show were the iced Footdee houses, a Victoria sponge Shipping Control Centre and other prominent designs turned into dessert.
Judging the quality of the quirky cake constructions was a panel of food experts at the recently erected Mirrored Pavilion at the Castlegate. The jury included former Masterchef contestant Brian McLeish, of the Moonfish Cafe, The Kilted Chef Craig Wilson, food blogger Claire Jessimam and Erika Scott from Friends of Anchor.
After fending off stiff competition, professional architect and amateur baker Tara Crooke took home the prize for her creation of a modern, eco-friendly croft. Tara, from Alford, recreated the building with chocolate, salted caramel and raspberry.
She said: “It was pretty nerve wracking when the judges were deciding. I’m an architect not a baker – I only ever really bake for my kids.
“It was a great relief to win it, and it was really nice to see so many people come down for it.
“The Festival of Architecture, and the Look Again Festival after it, they’re really getting people out and about.”