Farmingdale dons its baker’s hat

October 30, 2013 by  

Farmingdale is baking up a storm to compete in the Gingerbread House Contest sponsored by The Chocolate Duck; baking supply entity in the Long Island region.

The rules are simple: be creative, bake a structure, and submit it by November 1. The submissions do not have to be actual houses. They can be in the form of trains, ships, lighthouses, spaceships, or bridges. The only real requirement is it should be related to Long Island. Complete terms and conditions are on the Chocolate Duck website.

The Chocolate Duck’s co-owner, Christina Bisbee, will judge the entries along with Micheline Cummings and Ralph Ekstrand. Bisbee has been a contestant on the Food Network’s ‘Last Cake Standin’’ and ‘Challenge’, while Cummings owns Butterfly Cakes in Babylon. Ekstrand is the Mayor of Farmingdale.

Prizes will be awarded for four divisions: Adult professional, adult professional, children 11-17, and children under 10 years of age. Prizes will be in the form of cash and gift certificates, and will no doubt be fiercely competed for.

Local print companies are often involved in providing materials needed for competitions like this one. Flyer printing provides a convenient and inexpensive form of advertising, and poster printing is also a frequent request, since posters can be created in full color with a glossy finish to attract interest quickly.

The registration fee for adults is $25 and $5 for children. The competition is November 6 at the Chocolate Duck on Main Street. For more information, visit the event’s website or call 516-249-0887.