The Best of Gillette College’s Edible Books Contest

Fantastic Beets (Beasts) and Where to Find Them

From Diane Adler, Director
Gillette College Library

In celebration of National Library Week, Gillette College Library sponsored  its fourth annual Edible Book Contest. There were a record 35 creative entries with 179 voters casting their ballots for their favorite creations. What is an edible book contest?  Believe it or not, no baking or cooking skills are required.  Baking and cooking are also welcome. The easy contest rules are listed below.

  1. Entry must be inspired by a book.  Puns are also accepted.  Examples: “Crepes of Wrath” or Grapes of Math”
  2. Entry must be made of food (may include on-food items like figurines). People often ask if they have to have baking skills.

Goals of the event are to have fun, celebrate reading, and be creative.  It was great to hear voters admire and laugh out- loud at some of the creations.  Staff and student entries were in separate divisions with 1st and 2nd place trophies awarded.  New this year was a Best of Show trophy awarded for the favorite creation over all divisions.

Some of the entries (click for larger images):

A Brief History of Time
The Candy Shop War
Butterfly Eyes
Skittle (Little) Women
Harry Potter and the Deathly Mallows
The Silence of the Yams (Lambs)
The Walking Bread (Dead)
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Little House on the Prairie

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