‘Nailed It’ dessert-decorating contest coming to Carmel library

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The Carmel Clay Public Library will present a dessert-decorating contest called “Nailed It” Dec. 14 in the program room. The competition is CCPL’s version of the Netflix show of the same name. The show features home bakers who have a poor track record in the kitchen seeking redemption by recreating beautiful desserts.

“We tested this program with teenagers in the past,” said Kendall Culbertson, reference librarian. “Finding programming for that age group can be difficult. It was so popular, we did it twice. We also had a lot of interest from adults, so we decided to try it as an adult program as well.”

‘Nailed It’ dessert-decorating contest coming to Carmel library

The adult program starts at 1 p.m. and is limited to 20 participants.

“We will give them a design to replicate in three different rounds,” Culbertson said. “Each round will get increasingly more difficult. That might mean a smaller number of materials they can use or getting the frosting to stand up a certain way.”

Three judges will determine a first- and second-place finisher.

“The judges will decide how close each contest comes to replicating the design they were shown,” Culbertson said. “The judges will give out small prizes to the top two contestants.”

The event is free to attend, and materials will be provided.

“This has been a social media phenomenon,” Culbertson said. “We just thought this would be a fun way to spend an afternoon at the library. We want everyone to come out and have a good time.”

One of the judges is a familiar face in the library.

“Beth Meyer, our new assistant director, is one of the judges,” Culbertson said. “It’s a chance for the community to meet her. She’s excited to participate.”

To register, call the reference desk at 317-844-3362.

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