Selfridges has created a fantasy London scene made out of gingerbread for its main Christmas window display.

Unveiled this morning, the window shows off now demolished London buildings, such as Euston Arch, Old London Bridge and Newgate Gaol, and never-built architecture, including a Selfridges Tower and a Glass Tower Bridge.

“The installation started in the London Library. We scoured their records to discover the wonders of London that have been lost through bombings, negligence, bad planning or natural disaster. We also looked at epic buildings that have been planned for London and never built,” said Sam Bompas of designers Bompas and Parr.

The edible city takes up 10 square metres and was made from 353kg of Biscuiteers gingerbread, as well as 245kg of icing and icing sugar, 80 litres of golden syrup and 85kg of caster sugar – all supplied by Tate & Lyle Sugars.