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Edible Book Festival at DU: 2021 Virtual Event

Thanks for joining us for the 2021 Virtual Edible-ish Books Festival!

Congratulations to our 2021 winners!

  • 1st place: The Lord of the Donut Rings, by Janette Ruiz
  • 2nd place: Jurassic Perk, by Meg Eastwood
  • 3rd place: The Very Hungry Cakepillar, by Elia Trucks

The 2021 DU Virtual Edible-ish Book Festival took place from noon-1pm on Monday April 12th, 2021 from 12-1pm via Zoom. All attendees got to vote for their favorite entry. Entrants were forced to eat all their entries by themselves -- such a tragedy.

What is the Edible Book Festival?

Edible Book Day falls on April 1st, but libraries around the world celebrate with events held anytime in March or April. The Edible Book Day's official website says:

"All edible books must be 'bookish' through the integration of text, literary inspiration or, quite simply, the form."

Our 2021 Edible Book Festival Entries

The Very Hungry Cakepillar by Elia Trucks -- a caterpillar represented by one red cupcake with candy eyes followed by a line of green cupcakes. The cakepillar is heading towards an apple.
Jurassic Perk, a chocolate-espresso cake with a 3-D gingerbread T. rex on top.
More views of the Jurassic Perk entry -- the cake is rectangular and covered in chocolate icing, with Jurassic Perk writtne on the spine and cover in red icing.
More views of Jurassic Perk, with test saying that no dinosaurs were harmed in the making of this cake, but there was significant cookie carnage
Introductory inage for the Lord of the Donut Rings, by Janette Ruiz
Janette baked donuts and coated them in colored chocolate, and arranged them based on the verses of the poem. Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky...
Lord of the Donut Rings: Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone
Lord of the Donut Rings: Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
The Lord of the Donut Rings -- One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
The Lord of the Donut Rings -- One Ring to rule them all,
The Lord of the Donut RIngs -- One ring to find them
The Lord of the Donut RIngs -- One ring to find them,
The Lord of the Donut Rings -- One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.
The Lord of the Donut RIngs -- In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.


If you have questions about this year's book festival at DU, please contact Meg Eastwood. Thanks!