Culinary creations inspired by books will be admired, judged and then eaten during the annual edible book contest to be held Thursday, April 14. WCU students, faculty and staff members and other visitors to the library on the day of the contest will cast ballots to choose the winners. Prizes will be awarded in several categories, including best visual, most edibly appealing, most creative and people’s choice.
Entries in the competition should be brought to the library before 10 a.m. on the day of the contest. Voting will take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The entries will be sampled shortly after 2 p.m. and winners announced at 2:30 p.m.
In past years, the edible books contest has drawn entries ranging from pies and cakes to vegetables dishes and fruit salads. Last year’s winner, a pound cake with white and chocolate frosting and topped with melted caramels, looked just like a hiking boot. The entry by Shirley Finegan was inspired by The Appalachian Trail: Celebrating America’s Hiking Trail, a book by Brian B. King.
Any entry that is edible and relates to a book or book title is welcome in the competition. The dishes will be on display on the main floor while the competition is underway.