Playing by the book’s inaugural Edible Book Festival is now open!

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Welcome one and all to Playing by the book’s International Edible Book Festival!

As befits any gallery opening, there are drinks and nibbles on offer (albeit virtually) :-)

To enter the gallery, click on the scissors below to snip the ribbon and view the astonishing entries. I’m sure you’ll agree with me there are lots of very creative entries, and really, every one is a winner!

The Gallery is open for public viewing all this week. Mélanie, from Library Mice, will be choosing her top 10 Edible Books, before passing on the shortlisted entries to our Festival Patron, Emma Chichester Clark, who’s wonderful Lulu and the Best Cake Ever was the inspiration behind the entire festival.

Emma will choose her top three Edible Books from the shortlist, and the winner will be announced on Monday 26 March, here on the blog. You’ll also be able to learn more about the different Edible Books that day – everyone is invited to link up to blog posts, facebook pages, etc that they’ve written about their entry.

Once you’ve visited the gallery, please do return here to leave a comment. Which cake made you smile the most? Which cake do you think deserves to win? Which cake would you like to eat?

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81 Responses

  1. I aggree with you bookish bites and good enough to sink your teeth into. this competition is so hard to choose.
    Like mrs piggy.
    Can I eat them all.
    Can’t wait till the competition end so want to know who wins.

  2. All the cakes were amazing!!! really hard choice!
    My personal favourites were 34 and 51 Twilight Sagas! They were apsolutly incredible!!!!
    Good luck!

  3. LOVE Miss Tiggywinkle and Jemima Puddleduck, they are pure masterpieces!!!

  4. Owl Babies are amazing!!!! :-) Plus #50 is quite cool!

  5. All cakes are amazing, practically impossible to choose a winner!:-P

  6. hi i looooooooooooooooooooove the train cake its got my vote xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxlol

  7. love the train cake its really good

  8. I still liking no. 34!

  9. Does anyone like entry 51??

  10. The gallery of cakes looks fantastic! What a great festival! I think everyone should win an award!
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  11. i love all the designs, well done to all the girls of church high who got into the finals. good luck to them!!!!!!!

    i really love the secret garden by olivia and the muppets miss piggy head, well done to everyone!!!!!!! good luck xx

  12. well done to all the girls at church high school, i love all the design, good luck to everyone!!!

    my favourite the secret garden!!!

    good lick xxxxxxxx

  13. i do agree with you zoe and i like the mr gum head, one of the girls at my school did that and won are competition!!!!!!

    i love them all especially the secret garden done by another of the girls who go to the school church high!!!

    good luck all of you xxxxxxx

  14. well done to all the girls at church high school especially number 33 i loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  15. heyyyy
    Does anyone like numbers 48 and 58 i think they’re amazing but miss piggy is the best out of the two i think she should win. I would pick her if i was the judge

  16. wooow miss piggy is the best xx hope you win and judges pppppppppppppppllllllllllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaassssssssssseeeeeeeeeeee pick miss piggy to win

  17. yaychun chun

    what is up the cake season is here you roll miss piggy xxxxxxxxx

  18. sorry meant to say number 46 not 48 but it is still very good

  19. Stunning! Can’t believe what a variety there is. Wish I’d had a go – I will next time!
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  20. I really like the twilight cakes

  21. Great cakes...

    I love cake 51, the twilight saga’s! It looks very proffesional!

  22. Very cool!

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