What is an Edible Book Festival? You can read about it here but basically t's a celebration of books and reading. Participants create an "edible" book that depicts a title of a book, characters from a book, or a play on words of a title.
The planning of this event was a bit crazy because we really had no idea what to expect and the concept is difficult to understand. But we ploughed ahead planning a two hour event on a Sunday afternoon. Entries were judged on Best in Show, Best Children's, Funniest/Punniest, and People's Choice. While local chef celebrities judged the creations, we had a crepe making demonstration by a chef at the Culinary Art Institute.
Leading up to the week of the event, we had 11 entries register which we thought was great for our first go-round. By Friday afternoon, 26 registered and the day of the event we had 37 show up!!
We had some pretty creative entries and were thrilled with the event. We are looking forward to making it bigger and better next year. Here are just a few pictures from the event.
|Not all were cakes - Cookie Dough|
|Best Children's Entry|
|People's Choice Award|
|The "Hangry" Games|
|Best in Show Winners: The Nest made from Rice Krispy Treats, Honeycomb Toffee, Rice Paper and Fondandt|