The cake above is an example of an edible book based on the story by Corinne Demas about Toby, who no matter what day of the week it is, is up to no good. The cake was created by Kendall & Kamryn Reid as an entry in a competition run by Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, Kansas, USA.
This is such a fantastic idea. Wouldn’t it be fun to run a competition like this in our library? There is another competition being run right now, (not based in the USA or New Zealand, I hasten to add) called the second Annual International Edible Book Festival 2013 and wherever you are in the world you are cordially invited to take part. For full details see here but to summarize, these are the steps to follow:
Step 1. Make an edible cake
Step 2. Take two photos (with one that “time dates” your photo eg with a newspaper)
Step 3. Email them to email@example.com including the title/author/illustrator of the book, with a sentence about what in particular inspired your edible book.
And if you are looking for further inspiration have a look at these fabulous cakes on the International Edible Book Festival Pinterest board created by Zoe Toft.