By Jasmine Hsu
The Carmel Clay Public Library will hold its annual Edible Books Contest June 9. Contestants can start bringing in creations at 1 p.m., and the competition will be open to the public to view, vote and eat the treats an hour later. Designs must be made completely out of food and be inspired by a book, whether it be the plot, a scene or the cover.
There are four competition categories: adult, youth, family and people’s choice. Winners in each category receive gift cards.
“The competition came about because the library felt our patrons would love a program that would be a hands-on, creative way to show their love of books,” CCPL Assistant Librarian Kristen Stickeny said. “The turnout over the past few years has proven that to be true as the event has grown each year.”
Stickney said one of her favorite entries in previous years was a cake that doubled as a treasure chest with gold chocolate coins.
“Two of my personal favorite entries from last year were based on the books ‘Yoko’ and ‘Hansel and Gretel,’ very creative use of veggies,” Stickney said.
Entry forms and guidelines are available on CCPL’s website, carmel.lib.in.us/read/ediblebooks.cfm.