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National Library Week Celebration 2019: Literary Cake Contest


First Place: 

Class with a leading industry professional at the SoFlo Cake & Candy Expo

Second Place: 

Cake decorating tools selected by Chef Kochi

Third Place: 

A cookbook selected by Chef Kochi


AUI Fine Foods

Our thanks to AUI for supplying the fondant for this year's Literary Cake Contest!

Our thanks to SoFlo Cake & Candy Expo for donating prizes for this year's Literary Cake Contest!

Literary Cake Contest

Cake Contest Promotional Video

Contest Rules

Contest Guidelines

  1. Entries must be a physical cake. Interior should be styrofoam, decorations should be made using fondant, gumpaste, marzipan, royal icing or any other decorative medium which will display the interpretation of the book.
  2. In addition to a decorated entry, students must provide 1/4 sheet cake cut into bite sized pieces on the contest day. The cake should have a filling and flavors should correspond with book theme. Use of fondant and decor on the sheet cake is optional. 
  3. The contest is open to any JWU student.
  4. Teams may be one or two students.
  5. At least one student must be present during judges' tasting so that they can explain their flavor selection.

*The theme this year is books that have been made into movies*

Timeline of Events

Monday, April 8 

Cake submission deadline

(Due in the library by 8:00 pm)

Tuesday, April 9

   8 am to 9 am - Students can make

    any last minute adjustments to their

    cakes. After that time, any

    adjustments made will result in loss

    of points. 

   10:30 am - Tasting cakes due in the


   11:00 am - Judging of cakes

   12:00 pm - Public viewing begins

   1:00 pm- Awards Ceremony

Lab Hours

Need a place to work on your masterpiece?

Lab hours and location for Segment 2:

7 am to 7:30 pm in HK9

Lab hours and location for Segment 3:

7 am to 7:30 pm in HK9

Contact Chef Kochi or Chef Angnardo for more information:

Judging Criteria

Judging Criteria:

  • Overall appearance (Cleanliness of finished work and wow factor)
  • Portrayal of the book's title
  • Flavor
  • Level of Difficulty
  • Artistry
  • Lab Cleanup