Dordt College News

A literary contest to sink your teeth into

March 29, 2012

At Dordt College’s John and Louise Hulst Library, “devouring a good book” is taking on a literal meaning. On Monday, April 9, the library will host its second annual Edible Book Contest in honor of National Library Week.

Everyone is welcome to submit entries that are related to books and are constructed from something edible. “Entries can refer to a scene or a character from a book, be a pun on a title, look like a book, or just have something to do with books,” said Sheryl Taylor, director of library services at Dordt College.

There is no limit on how creative people can be with their entries. Last year, most entries were cakes with icing, but some more unique entries included meatloaf with green eggs and ham on top, baklava, and a cheesecake topped with brussel sprouts for decoration. Check out last year's submissions.

Submit creations to the library between 8 and 10 a.m. Voting for People’s Choice will be from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This year there will be four categories for entry including People’s Choice, Judges’ Choice, Best Tasting, and Best Pun. Winners will be announced at 4 p.m., followed by the best part of the event – tasting the entries.

The competition is open to all amateur bakers, cooks, and decorators (no professionals, please).

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