Iowa State Fair

Food: Animal Face Cakes

August 20, 2021

Peyton Jones of New Sharon won first place and a behind the scenes tour for two at Blank Park Zoo, in the Animal Face Cakes contest, judged Thursday, August 19, at the 2021 Iowa State Fair.

Kennedy Cain of Des Moines earned second place and Lily Zabel of Ankeny claimed third place.

Young bakers were challenged to create a cake and decorate it as the face of an animal.

Entries were judged on appearance and originality.

The Iowa State Fair Food Department is the largest of any state fair in the country. There are 134 divisions, 603 classes and nearly 6500 entries at this year’s Fair. Food Department judging is held in the Elwell Family Food Center sponsored by Urban Air.