On Saturday, April 16, 2011, our Mount Laurel Library held its Second Annual Edible Book Contest. Well when I read the brochures inviting patrons to participate in the contest - I went almost like "Edible Book Contest What is that!!!!". Rules and details here:
Then I got onto doing some R & D yeah the techie in me urges me to google
everything before accepting it ;) and true to it's word, the Google God gave me the answers in the form of a myriad of links filled with information. According to the information I found, Edible Book festival has been held internationally since the year 2000. You can read more about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edible_Book_Festival
The event had already caught my fancy and I had an idea albeit an half baked one emerging based on an Indian cookbook by the name of Spice Box. Despite that I decided to google out and find out more ideas and if possible photographs to compare notes to take ideas and inspiration for the contest. And I stuck gold - I came across Bible or Scripture Cake. The cake was made entirely out of the items listed in the Bible. Now that I found to be very very interesting and I couldn't shake of the idea of making it. I found myself at crossroads on one hand was an absolutely original idea that had stuck me the minute I decided to participate in the contest and the other hand was the Bible Cake. In the end, I decided to participate with two entries. Then to my horror I forgot to register for the event before the registration deadline. I was not sure I would be allowed afterall the event was on the morrow. I took my chance and spoke to the librarian. She was very kind and said that they still had a few open places and she can put my name as a participant. Phew!!! I breathed a sigh of relief and set-out for the event to be held the next day.
I participated with both the entries - Spice Box and Bible Cake