Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Congratulations to Our Edible Books Contest Winners

Thanks to everyone who entered our Third Annual Edible Books Contest! Once more, you’ve left your judges impressed, and in serious need of cake we can eat right this second. Edible Books would be impossible without you. You can see all submissions for the contest in the EdibleBooks2014 tag gallery.

The Winners

The grand prize goes to LT member nk1271’s collection of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy cake pops. Made for a “geeky” potluck, these strawberry cake pops were accompanied not only by proof that nk1271 really knows where their towel is, but also references to the ill-fated whale and pot of petunias. We loved those additions.

Along with fame and glory, nk1271 will be receiving $50 worth in books, hand-picked for them by LT staff! Additionally, we’ll be sending the following LT swag their way: a LibraryThing t-shirt, stamp, sticker, CueCat, and three lifetime gift memberships to share.

Our first runner-up (and all attendant prizes) goes to Agailbee, for this charming take on the children’s classic, Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Comprised of a whopping 21 individual cupcakes (plus a single larger cake for the head), this confection bears a striking resemblance to its inspiration. He even has feet (chocolate chips), antennae, and branches (both licorice) to climb on. Well done!

3rd Place—We have a tie!

Kudos to our second runner-up (and winner of great prizes), WildNelly, for splitting the vote. We liked two of their creations so much, the judges here at LTHQ just couldn’t decide! One the left, this delicate birthday cake was accompanied and inspired by Peterson Field Guide to Eastern Birds’ Nests. Below and on the right, we have WildNelly’s homage to the American Girls Mystery series. Made for a daughter who’s a fan, they also held a mystery party, at which guests were challenged to solve the cake’s inspiration, The Curse of Ravenscourt.

Honorable Mentions

The competition was very close this year, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t also tip my hat to jessipete, for their impressively intricate rendition of of Smaug the Golden, from The Hobbit. The level of detail was incredible. I’m also really curious about the Elvish-inscribed cake in the background!

Thanks, everyone!

To all our contestants, congratulations! You all did amazing (and delicious-looking) work! Thanks so much for joining us, and I look forward to seeing more scrumptiously literary creations next year.

To our winners, be sure to check your profile comments shortly for details on claiming your prizes!

Labels: contest, contests, fun


  1. Sylak says:

    Well done! To all the winners. I very much approve of the judges decision.

    On a personal note; I have always loved The Very Hungry Caterpillar which is now a shared memory from both my own childhood as well as that of my children.

    First prize for the Hitchhiker’s Guide – absolutely! I lived not far from Douglas Adam’s home for 12 years and often spotted him going about his business up and down town.

    Great edible books, guys. You should all be very proud.

  2. Kirsten says:

    Well done, all!

  3. Noisy says:

    One comment! One comment for all those wonderful cakes!

    I thought it was sad when the blog links were hidden away in obscure places, and this just rams it home.

  4. Merryann says:

    Congratulations, Winners! What beautiful creations! I love the strawberry cake pops, especially the one sticking its tongue out at me. That caterpillar looks as like he could have crawled right out of the book, and the nest looks like a lovely work of porcelain, not something to eat! Those book cakes are really cool, too. 🙂

  5. Judy says:

    I am so glad when, as a member of the LAC, I introduced the Public Library to this annual event. Well done, all bakers and readers!

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