The Edible Book Festival brings people together for a lighthearted culinary, artistic, and literary celebration. Creations made from food and inspired by works of literature. (Past entries have included works titled Gourd of the Rings, War and Peas, and The Life of Pie.) It’s the most wonderful and delicious nerd parade imaginable.
Youth (Grades K-12)
Most Visually Appealing
Judges Choice Award
People’s Choice Award
2021 Edible Books
Eva Marcelia (Youth)
Ginger Pye Pie (Book: Ginger Pye). Notes: This is an Apple Pie made with the spices ginger, mace, and cinnamon. I made the pie look like the main character in the book which is a dog named Ginger Pye.
Eva Cosgrove & Alyssa Kaplan
Click, Clack, Zoom Cows That Skype (Book: Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type). Notes: Farmer Brown has a problem. His cows like to Skype. All day long he hears Click, clack, ZOOM click, clack, ZOOM Clickety, clack, ZOOM Medium: *buttercream frosting*
Sonia Sidhu (Youth)
Lost in Seattle (Book: Larry Gets Lost In Seattle). Notes: This is a carved cake and all the details are made out of buttercream. The dog, Larry, is made of fondant and the cake is orange flavored. I chose this book because it was a childhood favorite, and I loved bringing it to life in edible form!
Red White and Coiled Choux (Book: Red White and Royal Blue). Notes: A coiled choux pastry filled with a white chocolate, lemon creme pat, topped with whipped cream, blueberries and strawberry crowns.
Olive or Twist (Book: Oliver Twist). Notes: Cake pop "olives" (or lemon twists) top a simple sugar gelatin "martini." You had to know that the martini's were faux because who'd serve martini's with a buttercream frosted lemon cake????
The Secret Lardon (Book: The Secret Garden). Notes: The Secret Lardon - a bacon lardon is the treasure at the center of a garden made of green moss cake with cookie crumb paths, enclosed by a sugar wafer wall.
Edward and Thomas Scully (Youth)
The Pie-Land of Adventure (Book: The Island of Adventure). Notes: The Pie-Land is made of apple pie, in a sea of blueberries, with a small ice-cream-cone boat.
Gracie Hastings (Youth)
The Edible River (Book: Where is the Amazon River). Notes: 4 layer cake with vanilla frosting decorated with sprinkles and chocolate letters created with silicone molds
Petra McManus (Youth)
Moby Duck, The Great White Quack (Book: Moby Dick). Notes: Petra is 10 years old and has been independently baking for three years. She made a two layer chocolate cake with butter cream frosting. The duck and boat re made from modeling chocolate.
The Monster Book of Monsters (Book: Harry Potter). Notes: Tongue is made from fruit leather, eyes from lollipops and teeth from sour coke bottles.
Mila Blair (Youth)
Princess and Pascal (Book: Tangled). Notes: I used my barbie and put her inside a cake. I made her dress and hair with fondant. I made her castle with cake, fondant and and cake Pascal on top. There are decorative flowers and ivy. I hope you like it!
Riley Welch (Youth)
The Edible Forest (Book: The Lorax).
Marcos King (Youth)
How to Eat Fried Worms (Book: How to Eat Fried Worms). Notes: The pan is made out of dates, walnuts, and cocoa powder and the worms are made out of powdered sugar and tahini.
Darby Miller (Youth)
Wings of Flamin' Hot Cheetos (Book: Wings of Fire). Notes: This dragon is cut out of Jell-o, with the wings made from Cheetos and Cheeto dust. The dragon is breathing fire made of crushed red pepper.
Bo-Check yourself (Book: Bochek in Poland). Notes: Rose flavored cookie pops with royal icing.
Nora King (Youth)
Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Book: The Three Bears)
Fridgerton: The Cuke and a Pie (Book: Bridgerton: The Duke and I) An English cucumber (of course!) and a cherry pie.
Hazel Barch (Youth)
The Very Tasty Spider (Book: The Very Busy Spider). Notes: Strawberry, cracker, raisins, spaghetti.
Hannah and Neve Wilson (Youth)
The Secrets of Blueberries, Blue Cake, Icing and Us (Book: The Secrets of Blueberries, Brothers, MOOSE and Me). Notes: This cake is also gluten free and blue on the inside! Hannah attends Shorewood High School despite our Seattle address.
The Witches by Rolled Doll (Book Title: The Witches) Notes: An all edible buttermilk almond cake, raspberry filling and American buttercream. with homemade fondant and blown sugar vessels.
Elana Bronsther (Youth)
Where the Cakewalk Ends (Book: Where the Sidewalk Ends)
The Cadbury Trails (Book: The Canterbury Tales). Notes: These Cadbury creme eggs are enjoying a lovely hiking trail lined with Cadbury candy coated chocolates.
Ayla Bronsther (Youth)
Fantastic Yeasts and Where to Find Them (Book Title: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)
The Song of A-Cookies (Book: The Song of Achilles). Notes: Funfetti cake with chocolate chip cookie helmet that matches book cover
The Word Arrange (Book: The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon) Notes: Cake and Trader Joe's Letter Cookies
Nest (Book: Nest) Notes: Peeps, French fried onions, robin's eggs