EdibleCakeThe Sheridan Libraries are hosting Read It and Eat It, our second annual Edible Book Festival, and we would like to invite all of our Hopkins friends to submit your very own literary-inspired cake to our food-for-all! The culinary event of the decade is happening in the Glass Pavilion on April 1st from 12:30pm-2:30pm. Eat free cake! Bake a book-based-cake! Be in the running for gift cards to local restaurants and shops, like Atomic Books, The Brewer’s Art, Carma’s Cafe, Cazbar, Chocolatea, Donna’s, Eddie’s Market, HomeSlyce, Miss Shirley’s, A People United, and tickets to concerts of your choice at the Peabody! Did I mention eating cake? Because you get to eat cake!

The Edible Book Festival was originally created by two book artists back in 2000 and is meant to be a whimsical, literary way to celebrate both April Fool’s Day and the birthday of Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, an incredibly snarky French gourmand of yore. It has since been celebrated at various libraries and museums throughout the world, including locally at Goucher and University of Maryland, College Park. Obviously, our Edible Book Festival is the best ever. A feathered giant has awoke, baking pan in wing. Fear the Blue Jay!

So, if you want to pay homage to the celebrated oeuvre, say, of Jacqueline Susann via cake (I mean, who doesn’t) embrace this opportunity! Love literary puns? See if you can top creations from other festivals, such as All Quiet on the Western Bundt and Mansfield Pork. Love Special Collections material? Why not try to make this in cake form. Have a great idea, but zero baking skills? You’ll be a winner with our award for Best Cake Wreck.

To register a cake in the contest or to find out about rules for submission, please check out our official blog for the event! Please note, though, if you wish to participate, you must register by March 29. Enough of these formalities! Let them eat cake! Delicious, book-inspired cake! Cake!

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