Congratulations to Hannah, the Skeet’s (especially William) and Millie – your entries were absolutely cracking and definately a whole lot better than mine, which collapsed at least twice. The best bit though? I’ve got new stories to read, since I want to read the books behind the yumminess – thank you to Playing by the Book and the three winners for that 🙂
And in case anyone wondered what my slightly-falling-over-prone-to-collapsing entry was, it was this:
Can you tell which fairy story inspired me? I’m especially proud of Rapunzel’s hair made from strawberry laces – well, why not a redhead princess after all? Note to self though – jelly beans do NOT make good replacements for LEGO bricks. They are rather round and don’t stack quite as neatly as LEGOs as I thought they would, so I ended up having to be more liberal with the icing than I originally planned. Still – more to nosh on later I guess and I do have a sweet tooth after all.
I think if there’s one thing I would change it would be the roof, but since I was really running out of time by that point I do think it’s held up rather well (and adults, hold your tongues, I know exactly what the roof accidentally looks like ;P ).
And the obligatory
disaster in-the-making-of photos too (again, note the large amounts of icing ‘cement’).
So there you have it – my own attempt at an Edible Book, and the three very worthy winners and their entries – please do go and see them and all the other dozens and dozens of tasty treats over at Playing by the Book (which just so happens to have some truly excellent book reviews and activity ideas on there as well). If nothing else, the stories and cakes there will serve as a fantastic inspiration for your own bookish snacks (and like me, your next read!) or as a great addon activity to any storytimes you’re planning!