ENDED - WINNERS ANNOUNCED - Official BYC Mini Contest #7 - Gingerbread Coop Contest 2017

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  1. N F C

    N F C eggnog time! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Nothing says "Holidays" like the smell of gingerbread so get out your baking pans, frosting and candies and get started on your entry into the 2017 Gingerbread Coop Contest!
    Don't bake? No baking skills are required, feel free to use a kit or graham crackers and your imagination!



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    Photo courtesy of @Blooie


    If you don't want to make one yourself, grab your kids or grandkids and turn them loose in the kitchen!
    Children under the age of 12 will be judged separately from the adults and are eligible for a prize!

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    Photo courtesy of @Alice28



    Don't have a kid to help you? Put your pets to work!

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    Photo courtesy of sunflour and Buddy The Cat

    Or just do it yourself...

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    Photo courtesy of N F C


    Three Prizes to be Awarded:

    - One (1) 2017 BYC Calendar for Children Under the age of 12
    - Two (2) 2017 BYC Calendars for Members Over the age of 12


    Rules:

    * Entries must be posted to this thread
    * At least a portion of the entry has to be edible
    * It's ok to use a kit
    * Anything poultry-related such as runs and incubators can be entered but your entry has to include a coop too
    * A limit of 1 entry per member with a maximum of 3 photos per member
    * No editing, photoshopping or captions are allowed...we want to see your original masterpiece
    * Have fun (and try not to eat too many of the candy decorations)!


    Note: sunflour has generously shared her recipes and tips for gingerbread structures here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/dont-be-chicken-even-a-cat-can-bake-a-gingerbread-house


    We will be accepting entries until Sunday the 11th of December

    If you would like a calendar, without entering the contest, please see how to purchase one HERE
     
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  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    A Gingerbread Coop Contest [​IMG]. My favorite [​IMG]
     
  3. N F C

    N F C eggnog time! Premium Member Project Manager

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    I bet Buddy has been plotting...um, I mean planning...all year, lol.
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    He just found out about it and is drawing up the plans [​IMG]
     
  5. N F C

    N F C eggnog time! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Of course he is! [​IMG] He's your dangerous secret weapon sunflour, lol.
     
  6. N F C

    N F C eggnog time! Premium Member Project Manager

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    This would be a good way to use up some of that leftover Halloween candy (if there is such a thing [​IMG])
     
  7. The Duck Ladie

    The Duck Ladie Duck Addict

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    I'll enter. I don't have the time to make ginger-bread so gram-crackers will have to do...
     
  8. N F C

    N F C eggnog time! Premium Member Project Manager

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    There's nothing at all wrong with using graham crackers...looking forward to seeing what you make!
     
  9. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    Oh boy! My favorite contest of the whooole year!

    Graham crackers do work, but be forewarned...you do need to attach them to some sort of framework. Otherwise the combination of wet icing and the weight of the decorations will collapse it almost before you can pour another soda! (or Amaretto, if you build like I do!)

    In mine for last year (thank you for using it on the rule post, @N F C ) I used a wooden tissue box found in the craft section of a local store and "glued" the graham crackers to that with icing. Of course, I didn't do that until I'd suffered two collapses - one was the gingerbread coop and other was me!

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    The frame behind the graham crackers was the only way to keep it together....well, until it met with a catastrophe of epic proportions and crashed off the table.
     
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  10. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    Oh, and @sunflour I distinctly remember last year someone asking if you would loan out Buddy and YOU SAID YES!
     

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