Book Buffet a delicious treat for Newark citizens

February 13, 2013 by  

The second annual Chocolate Fiesta kicked off on Saturday, February 10, at the Newark public library with a delicious book buffet in which contestants crafted an edible delight fashioned after their favorite book.

Entries ranged from Dr. Seuss to the Twilight series and prizes were awarded in four categories: most creative, best representation, best tasting, and people’s choice.

Other activities at the Chocolate Fiesta included a range of entertainment, a life-sized version of Candy Land, and, of course, chocolate. Citizens of Newark may have learned about the event through posters or flyer printing announcing the Chocolate Fiesta in the days or weeks before the activity. Banner printing announcing the free event may also have drawn in some chocolate lovers.

Judging for the Book Buffet was at 12:30 pm and judges were greeted with an array of tantalizing treats, including a ship-shaped cake, fruit kabobs, and a number of other culinary delights. There were a total of 13 entries, including five Dr. Seuss-themed dishes from one family. The ‘Cat in the Hat’ fruit kabobs, created by the family of Vicki Hawes, took home the prize for best tasting. Eleven-year old Chloe Hager won best representation of a book with her Titanic cake and the people’s choice went to Cassie O’Dell and Katie Huang for their cake creation representing the book ‘Clockwork Angel’.

After the creations were judged, they were sliced into and guests at the event lined up for a taste from the Book Buffet.