The Belfast Baking Company recently created a 6ft cake model of the RMS Titanic for the 104th anniversary of its sinking.

As reported by Belfast Live, the scale replica of the ship took a team of four bakers over 100 hours to complete, using more than 50kg of ingredients. It was made with the aid of the ship’s blueprints, which were famously created in the ‘Drawing Rooms’ a few doors down from the bakery.

The Titanic was built in Belfast as one of three Olympic Class liners, commissioned by White Star Lines. On its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, it carried 2,224 passengers, more than 1,500 of whom perished when the ship struck an iceberg on the night of 14 April 1912 and subsequently sank.

The cake was displayed in the bakery until the anniversary on 14 April, after which it was sold off slice by slice.

Paul McDonald, owner of The Belfast Baking Company, said: “Our talented team of bakers are always exploring new options for cakes – though this idea is pretty phenomenal even by our own team.

“The bakers spent more than 100 hours this week creating an exact replica of the famous RMS Titanic White Star Liner in time for the anniversary of the ill-fated ship – then the largest in the world.”