SLICES of a giant cake featuring the classic tulip fields of Amsterdam, a windmill, narrow houses and canals have been offered to shoppers.

The seven-foot sculpture, which took over 100 hours to make, was designed by world-renowned cake artist Michelle Wibowo and presented on Northumberland Street in Newcastle on Tuesday.

The spectacular vanilla-flavoured cake, weighing 100kg, was organised by DFDS, the ferry operator, to promote its popular Newcastle to Amsterdam route.

With daily departures from the Port of Tyne, the sea route offers sightseers an easy and convenient way to travel to one of the most-visited capital cities in Europe.

In the past three years, over 90,000 people have travelled to Amsterdam with DFDS.

The company’s vice-president, Kasper Moos, said: “We’re incredibly excited to be celebrating one of Europe’s most vibrant capitals by giving the people of Newcastle a flavour of one of our most popular destinations.

“Our daily Newcastle to Amsterdam route is a convenient and affordable option for travellers who want the freedom to explore the beautiful regions that surround the city of Amsterdam. We hope the cake inspires people to visit the area for themselves.

“After all, travelling by ferry is a piece of cake.”