The Edible Book Festival held at Hornbake Library hosted over a dozen edible creations inspired by various pieces of literature created by graduate students, undergraduates students, library associates, and more.

Held on April Fool’s Day every year, the festival encourages its contestants to use their wit to create puns on famous book titles such as “The Lady of the Cake,” or “The Communist Manipesto.” Other contestants used scenes or concepts from books as inspiration to create edible scenes from the literature.

During the festival, votes were cast to determine which creation was the most appetizing, wittiest, and other categories. After the judging was complete, anyone in attendance got to dig into any of the edible creations around them.

Elizabeth Soergel's Edible Book "Doughtello" won "Most Appetizing" at the Edible Book Festival in Hornbake Library on April 1st, 2016.
Elizabeth Soergel’s Edible Book “Doughtello” won “Most Appetizing” at the Edible Book Festival in Hornbake Library on April 1st, 2016.

 

Jacky de la Torre won Best in Show for this scene from Lewis Carroll's novel, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, in her creation made of teacup cakes, teabag cookies and a white chocolate tea kettle during the Edible Book Festival in Hornbake Library on April 1st, 2016.
Jacky de la Torre won Best in Show for this scene from Lewis Carroll’s novel, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, in her creation made of teacup cakes, teabag cookies and a white chocolate tea kettle during the Edible Book Festival in Hornbake Library on April 1st, 2016.

 

"Tequila Mockingbird" by Cooper Kidd and Luna Homsi was voted "Wittiest" creation at the Edible Book Festival in Hornbake Library on April 1st, 2016.
“Tequila Mockingbird” by Cooper Kidd and Luna Homsi was voted “Wittiest” creation at the Edible Book Festival in Hornbake Library on April 1st, 2016.

 

Ben Shaw's "Lady of the Cake" wades in her domain during the Edible Book Festival in Hornbake Library on April 1st, 2016.
Ben Shaw’s “Lady of the Cake” wades in her domain during the Edible Book Festival in Hornbake Library on April 1st, 2016.

 

The Color Purple by Alice Walker inspired this "Least Appetizing" award winner at the Edible Book Festival in Hornbake Library on April 1st, 2016.
The Color Purple by Alice Walker inspired this “Least Appetizing” award winner at the Edible Book Festival in Hornbake Library on April 1st, 2016.

 

Joy Shen depicts Karl Marx with pesto and pasta in "Communist Manipesto" during the Edible Book Festival in Hornbake Library on April 1st, 2016.
Joy Shen depicts Karl Marx with pesto and pasta in “Communist Manipesto” during the Edible Book Festival in Hornbake Library on April 1st, 2016.

 

"Big MacBeth" by Emily Johnson won best Shakespeare Inspired creation during the Edible Book Festival in Hornbake Library on April 1st, 2016.
“Big MacBeth” by Emily Johnson won best Shakespeare Inspired creation during the Edible Book Festival in Hornbake Library on April 1st, 2016.

Jack Angelo is a senior broadcast journalism major and can be reached at JackMAngelo@gmail.com.

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