Rebecca Howe of Des Moines won First Place Overall and a $75 cash award in the Make It Sweet with GW Sugar competition judged Wednesday at the 2012 Iowa State Fair. Howe’s sweet treat also earned first place in the Desserts class.
Phyllis Olson of Newton won Second Place Overall, and Diane Caron-Smith of Winterset claimed Third Place Overall. The two also earned second and third places in the Desserts class.
Entries were judged on recipe, taste and creativity.
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.