The top homemade candymakers from across the state competed in Piper’s Homemade Candies competition judged Thursday at the 2012 Iowa State Fair.
Cathy Jorgensen of Adel tasted victory with her First Place Overall win. Jorgensen earned a $50 cash prize.
Natalie Ridgway of Johnston took $25 and Second Place Overall, while Dianne Caron-Smith of Winterset captured $15 and Third Place Overall.
All entries were judged on flavor, texture and appearance.
Additional results below:
1) Dianne Caron-Smith, Winterset
2) Emma Whitlock, Indianola
3) Cristen C. Clark, Runnells
1) Cathy Jorgensen, Adel
2) Colette Wortman, Urbandale
3) Missy Johansen, Urbandale
Honorable Mention) Emma Whitlock, Indianola
Candies Other Than Named
1) Natalie Ridgway, Johnston
2) Cristen C. Clark, Runnells
3) Stacey Hockett Sherlock, Iowa City
The Iowa State Fair Food Department is the largest of any state fair in the country. Food Department judging is held in the Elwell Family Food Center sponsored by Blue Bunny.
“Nothing Compares” to the 2012 Iowa State Fair, August 9-19. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University Avenue, just 10 minutes east of downtown Des Moines, and are open 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. each day of the Fair. Exhibit hours may vary. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit iowastatefair.org.