2018bakeBook250x300.pngBake-A-Book Contest 2018

Workshops & Baking Contest for Teens!

All Students in Grades 6-12

Create an edible depiction of a favorite book to enter our Bake-a-Book Contest for a chance to win prizes, including a Kindle Fire! Register for baking contest using links below...

Grades 6-8 Registration
Grades 9-12 Registration

Contestants! Please see Rules below.

Teen Cake Decorating Workshops - March, 2018

Learn some basic skills in creative cake – and cookie – decorating!
Get hands-on experience using frosting tips, a pastry bag and colored frosting, and, take home your decorated cookies!   All supplies provided.   Register online in 2018 for  Teen Cake Decorating Workshops

A release form signed by a parent or legal guardian is required for participation. Stop by your local branch to pick up a form. 

Official Rules & Information

Who May Enter
Open to all students in grades 6–12. Students may enter as individuals only.

How to Enter
Register now using links above.  Judging will be in the Parma-Snow Branch Auditorium  on April 14, 2018.


CakeContest2013hungergames170x120.jpgPrizes will be awarded based on a combined score of design and connection with the literacy theme/book.
There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall prizes for students in grades 6–8 and grades 9–12.

        Kindle Fire 7" Tablet and CCPL t-shirt

        CCPL t-shirt

        CCPL t-shirt


  • Each “Bake-A-Book” creation must depict a fiction or non-fiction literary work available in your school or public library. Please visit the Cuyahoga County Public Library catalog.  See your school library media specialist for ideas and school library catalog information. If there is a movie based on the book, your depiction must be from the book, not the movie (Ex: In the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy wore ruby slippers in the movie and silver slippers in the book.)
  • Each food creation must be at least 95% edible.  In this case, edible means made of food or foodstuffs.  It can be no larger than 15 x 15 inches.  The creation will be without refrigeration and on display for much of the day so it must not be made of extremely perishable ingredients.  A list of ingredients must accompany each creation.
  • Please refrain from using copyrighted material, including edible images.
  • All items must be made by the person entering the contest.  Do not use premade decorative items such as gumpaste flowers, leaves, or molded decorations.  Pre- made candies and sprinkles are allowed.
  • By entering this contest, the creator of the “Bake-A-Book” entry is giving the Cuyahoga County Public Library permission to photograph and publish information on the edible creation and its creator. Additional photography permission forms will need to be signed at the “Bake-A-Book” event.
  • Complete and submit a Model Release Form along with your cake.


All entries will be displayed and judged at the Parma-Snow Branch on the date of the contest. Participants are responsible for transporting their creations to the branch for display and judging. Judging will take place between 11:30 AM-1:00 PM on April 14; the Awards Ceremony is scheduled for 2:00 PM.  All cakes must be removed from the auditorium by 4:00 PM that day.

Contestants will be judged on four categories:
  •Overall Appearance  • Connection to Literacy  • Creativity in Design •Adherence to Guidelines
Learn more about contest judging categories.

Judges - TBA

  • Anna Weisand of The Grand Finale bakery will judge entries on Overall Appearance
  • CCPL librarian Andy Karp will judge entries based on Connection to Literacy
  • A representative of Heinen's Grocery Store will judge entries on Creativity in Design
  • Our judge for Adherence to Guidelines is Kay Vincent from Mayfield Excel TECC
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