Ara Edible Book Festival event 29th August 2018

Ara Library will be hosting an Edible Book Festival event on Wednesday 29th August- and we would love for you to take part!

Ara Library will be hosting an Edible Book Festival event on Wednesday 29th August- and we would love for you to take part!

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Put your thinking cap on and work out how you can represent your favourite book in food, or how you could make your favourite food into an edible book…

You can have a look online for edible book competitions for inspiration.

There are prizes for the most imaginative, funniest, tastiest and most representative entries.

Here are a couple of entries from previous years to get you thinking:

 

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Sweetland written by Michael Crummey (2016 competition)

 

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Charlotte’s Web written by E.B. White (2013 competition)

 

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Hairy Maclarys Bone written by Lynley Dodd (2016 competition)

 

If you bake, carve, decorate, shape or otherwise play with your food then this is the competition for you.

To participate: at the City Campus submit entries to the Library between 8-9 am on Wednesday 29th August. At Manawa or Timaru Campus please give your entries to Library Staff Claire (Manawa) or Helen (Timaru). Other campuses please photograph your entry and email to juliehumby@ara.ac.nz. The photographed entries will be printed and displayed in the Rakaia Centre Atrium. All entries are eligible to win a prize.

If baking and making is not your thing then come along next Wednesday from 10am to view the entries. The winners will be announced at 12.15 and then the real fun begins;  eating the entries.

Go on…get baking!

 

 

Edible Book Competition

Cake and books combine – a wonderful day for librarians!

People's Choice Award winning entry from 2013 Dennis Taylor for The thorn birds  by Colleen McCulloch
People’s Choice Award winning entry from 2013
Dennis Taylor for The thorn birds by Colleen McCulloch

Enter our fabulous Edible Book Competition which will be held on Tuesday 1st April 2014. We had great fun last year putting this event together with Food & Hospitality and hope to see even more entries from everyone this year.

Don’t worry if you’re not a dab hand in the kitchen, it can be just as much about smart thinking! Take a look at some previous entries (to see what I mean) and you’ll notice that you don’t necessarily have to make a ‘cake’ to enter the competition. Entries should be creative interpretations of book titles.

Prizes will be awarded for the best entries in the following categories:

People’s Choice

Best Interpretation of a Book

Funniest Entry

Most Delectable Entry

Take a look at some of last year’s entries CPIT Library International Edible Book Competition

Here are some more ideas to inspire from Books to eat

Want to know some background to this competition? Read on ….

Entries can be viewed from 9am on Tuesday morning in the Atrium in the Rakaia Centre. Winners will be announced at 12.15pm, and then the cakes can be devoured!

This year there will be a new addition of a graffiti cake where you can grab an icing pen and decorate the cake with the name of your favourite book or author. Also don’t forget to cast your vote for your favourite cake in the ‘People’s Choice Award’.

It will be a fun day for all so get thinking, get baking and making and join us on April 1st for CPIT’s second International Edible Book Competition.