Edible Book Festival

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is in the oven (er, books)!

Thank you to all the people who entered edible creations to this year’s Edible Book Festival.
Edible Books was held on Saturday, April 6 at Lake Forest Park Third Place Commons.

Over 200 people came out to see (and consume!) the 29 “edible books”  — each one inspired by a book and made out of edible ingredients.

(photos below in scrolling slide show)

 Most PUNderful
Adult: Lincoln in the Bar-Dough by Deborah Gardner
Youth: Horton Hears the Who by Annabelle and CJ Kisky

Most Book-like
Adult: Buckle Fairy Fin by Nancy Malek
Youth: Crazy Rich Asians by Kiana Pham

Most Visually Appealing
Adult: Hoppy Endings by Whitney Whitworth
Youth: The Secret Life of Cheese(cake) by Eliana Harrick

Judges Choice Award
Wings of Tires by Iris Cook

People’s Choice Award
Adult: Hoppy Endings by Whitney Whitworth
Youth: Horton Hears the Who by Annabelle & CJ Kisky

This Year’s Judges

Bill, The Chocolate Man: Bill has been a chocolatier and purveyor of bulk and crafted chocolates for over 25 years. He makes everything from tiny truffles to large-scale chocolate and sugar sculptures. He is well versed in the ‘art of the chocolatier’ and loves to share his knowledge and experience. With a background in science and chemistry, he has taught classes to hundreds of local chocolate lovers, as well as established Chocolatiers in Seattle and the Puget Sound region. Bill is the owner of The Chocolate Man store in the lower level of the Lake Forest Park Town Center across the way from our Gallery, and we’re pleased to call him our neighbor.

Susan Jones Davis, Artist/Illustrator: Fine artist and freelance illustrator Susan Jones’ art has been featured in local and national juried exhibitions; she is represented by Tsuga Fine Art & Framing in Bothell, Washington. Susan teaches Natural Science Illustration and Botanical Illustration for the University of Washington’s Extension Program, and coordinates the Art-Ins, free community art-making sessions on the first Saturday of each month at Third Place Commons.

Julie Hiers, Children’s Librarian at the Lake Forest Park Library (KCLS): Julie has been with KCLS since 2005 and became LFP’s children’s librarian in October 2018. Before working in libraries, Julie was a graphic designer at Channel 9 television/Seattle and a reading tutor in Seattle public schools. She enjoys creating things and hiking with her family.

Bobbie Bender, Head Cake Decorator at Honey Bear Bakery: Bobbie has worked at Honey Bear Bakery here in Lake Forest Park for the past two years, and previously for two years at the former Ravenna location. She studied Pastry Arts at the Art Institute of Seattle, where she learned all the exquisite decorating techniques on display in Honey Bear’s cake case.

She also owns her own dessert business, Cakes and Poppery, which is operated out of her Lynnwood home. Cakes and Poppery has been providing custom cakes and specialty desserts to the North Seattle area for the past three years. Bobbie’s total of 15 years of cake decorating experience shines through in her exceptional attention to detail and commitment to fulfilling customers’ desires.