By the book

Nashville baker concocts sweets for readers

Crystal Mether runs a Literary Flour pop-up at Danger Zone/ Photo by Mark Blankenship
Crystal Mether runs a Literary Flour pop-up at Danger Zone/ Photo by Mark Blankenship
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Many bakers sell their wares at bakeries and farmers markets, but Crystal Mether sets up shop at places like the Punk Rock Flea Market in Nashville and Lebanon’s Merry Mayhem, an annual expo for “unique, weird, and wonderful” vendors. “I’m usually the only baker at these shows, and I’m glad they let me sneak in there,” she said. “It’ll be tarot cards, taxidermy, and then me selling red velvet skulls.”

The skulls are miniature cakes from Mether’s Edgar Allen Poe collection, and they’re called Masque of the Red Velvet. That’s typical for her business Literary Flour, which specializes in baked goods themed around books.

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