Deadline for Edible Books extended - be part of the fun

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Edible Book Festival is a fun competition
Bring your creation to Third Place Commons Saturday

The deadline for registration for the Edible Food Festival has been extended to Thursday - but actually, you can just show up.

The Edible Book Festival, this Saturday at Third Place Commons in Lake Forest Park, is all about fun, food, literacy - and quite a few puns.

Bibliophiles, book artists and food lovers are uniting to create edible books that are exhibited, documented, and then consumed! Edible books are made of food and inspired by a book or pun on a book title.

How about Goodnight Moon? That would be a fun one to recreate on a sheet cake.

This March 29 event will be held from 11am – 3pm, and is free and open to the public. 

Your creation should be inspired by a book, but made out of edible ingredients. It may look like a book, tablet or scroll, or be completely unique. Entries may be sweet or savory, but it's probably not a good idea to use perishable food. Sorry - but that leaves out Green Eggs and Ham, Hamlet, and The Egg and I. Stone Soup might be ok if you can keep it warm. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is probably out.

Heidi? Start with a round cake that puffed up in the middle. Cover it with chocolate frosting covered with those long chocolate sprinkles. Make a kind of head shape and four feet and a tail. Call it Hidey. And be sure to scatter sprinkles around the plate, those bear skin rugs shed.

Take pART in your community!
Kids are invited to participate and age categories have been set up: K-6 grade, and 7-12 grade. Grades K-6 and 7th-12th will both be judged for the Best Edible Artist in their age group

If you know you'll be participating, register the title of your creation with Name - Age and Level - Title of your Edible Book

Books will be judged in the following categories for adults
1. Most PUNderful
2. Most Appetizing
3. Most three-dimensional/architectural
4. Most literal depiction of the book title

This one could be flat or three dimensional. A small bottle of tequila and a black bird. Tequila Mockingbird.

Everyone present can vote for the People’s Choice Award. 

Here's the schedule:

  • 11:00am – Check in. Bring your creation, the book that was your inspiration, and serving utensils to Third Place Commons.
  • 12:00pm – Judging, Viewing, & Documenting, including judging for the People’s Choice award!
  • 1:00pm – All ballots handed in.
  • 1:15pm – Prizes awarded!
  • 1:30pm – ALL EDIBLE BOOKS WILL BE CONSUMED! (with punch and coffee)

Many thanks to partners, Friends of Third Place Commons and Third Place Books, for the donation of prizes.


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