April 17, 2012

Books 2 Eat 2012

On Friday night I went to a very cool fundraising event at my local library called Books 2 Eat. It celebrates "International Edible Book Day" (who knew there was such a thing, right?), and all the proceeds from the tickets went toward children's literacy programs at the library. Sound awesome? It totally was.

The evening started off with all kinds of Hunger Games inspired appetizers (including the Mockingjay cookie below) which were made by a local high school class who are part of a culinary program. They had all kinds of really cool names for the appetizers that went along with the books, and they did a really good job on them.

There was so much delicious book-inspired food, but what I was most excited about were the cakes, both for their delicious-ness and their very cool designs. Of course I loved the Beauty and the Beast one, and the cake underneath was so good as well (1/2 chocolate fudge, 1/2 red velvet).

The cake which ended up winning the 'Sweet' category is the one seen below, inspired by 'Water for Elephants'.

I was also really impressed with the book art centrepieces at each of the bistro-style tables. Here are a few of my favourites:

Overall it was a really fun evening, and tons of great food. I think there were close to 15 different restaurants there, and each place had a different entrée sample or dessert.

Of course since the event 1/2 took place in the large teen annex I couldn't help but take a pic of the super cool Divergent poster they have hanging up:

So yes, a very cool evening and an awesome way to support the library!

You can find a little article with some more pictures from the event here.


  1. That sounds so awesome! The Water for Elephants cake is amazing. And surrounded by all those cupcakes it's even more appealing. The book art is interesting too. I especially like the last one. It's very colourful. Cool event.

  2. This sounds like just my kind of event! Especially the desserts, yum. Those cakes are awesome! Wish my library had a Books 2 Eat evening, I would so be there.

  3. What a fun event! That Water for Elephants cake looks very impressive. And I may have to borrow that Mockingjay cookie idea.

  4. Wow, that sounds like it was a lot of fun. I LOVE the Water for Elephants Cake! I don't think I could bring myself to cut it -lol.

  5. Sounds like you had a great time and the cakes are so pretty.


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