March 27, 2015


An event for people to demonstrate their love of books, baking and art!

Edible Book Day is an international celebration of literature, art, and food. Museums, libraries, and universities throughout the world participate to create a program for creative individuals and community groups to highlight their artistic, baking, and decorating skills.

Local community groups and individuals are invited to bake and decorate cakes inspired by books. All edible books must be “bookish” through the integration of text, literary inspiration or form.

The cakes will be judged in the following categories:

  • Funniest/Punniest
  • Best Visual Presentation
  • Most Creative
  • Most Like a Book
  • Professional (restricted to those in the culinary industry)
  • Students (for students taking baking and pastry art classes)

Ribbons will be awarded for the 3 best cakes in each category, and one “People’s Choice” ribbon will be awarded.
Photos of the winning cakes will be posted on NOMA’s Facebook page.

The Judges
This year’s judges are Charles Brown, City Librarian/Executive Director, New Orleans Public Library; Susan Ford, publisher of Louisiana Kitchen and Culture magazine; and Judy Walker, food editor of NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune.

The Location
Cafe NOMA/NOMA’s Elevator Lobby

The Time

  • 4:30 p.m.: Set-up
  • 5:30 p.m.: Judging and People’s Choice voting start
  • 6 p.m.: Cafe NOMA Cake Decorating Demonstration
  • 6:30 p.m.: People’s Choice voting ends
  • 7 p.m.: Awards announced in Cafe NOMA

To register or for more information:
504.658.4117 | ediblebookday@noma.org