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Larkin Building celebrated with epic cake

The Larkin Building, one of Buffalo's architectural landmarks, is getting a 100th birthday cake that's almost as special.

It's a butter-frosted version of the building itself, some six feet long, duplicating the historic 10-story structure at 726 Exchange St., right down to the cell tower.

Watch this time lapse video of the cake's assembly:

"Each floor got to vote on their choice of flavor," said Zilly Rosen of Zillycakes, who started assembling the cake last night with assistant Shannon Pilarski. The result: sections of carrot, red velvet, and chocolate cakes.

"We will depict all 2,200 of the tinted green windows, the LCo signs, the cut-in lobbies, and all major elements on the roof and sides of the building, including the cell tower," said Rosen. In preparation, she ordered 180 pounds of unsalted butter for the cake, which is expected to tip the scales at about 450 pounds when complete.

The cake is scheduled to be finished this morning, in time for a noon cake-cutting ceremony.

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