Elizabeth Starrett of Des Moines wowed the judges in the Homemade Angel Food Cake contest judged Friday at the 2012 Iowa State Fair.
Eileen Gannon of Des Moines took second place, while Penny Murphy of Des Moines captured third place. First place won a $100 cash prize, and second and third places were awarded $75 and $50, respectively cash prizes as well.
Entries were judged on texture, taste, appearance and creativity.
The Iowa State Fair Food Department is the largest of any state fair in the country. Food Department judging is held in theElwellFamilyFoodCentersponsored 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.