The Boonsboro Branch of Washington County Free Library hosted this year's Edible Books Contest reception.
The first place winner was Carol Ann Alphin.
Second place went to sisters Janai, Skyla and Ariana Heise and their three-tiered cupcake plate.
The third place winner was Carolyn Etzlen.
The library hosts the contest each year in April in celebration of National Library Week.
Participants are challenged to create an edible work of art with a book theme.
This year's winners created cakes based on three books.
Carol Ann Alphin used "Storm Run: The Story of the First Woman to Win the Iditarod Sled Dog Race" by Libby Riddles and Shannon Cartwright as the inspiration for her contest entry. The Heise sisters created a book based on the "Princess and the Pea" and Carolyn Etzlen used Joanna Fluke's "Cherry Cheesecake Murder" for her creation.