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Food: Casey's Junior Favorite Creations

Food: Casey's Junior Favorite Creations

September 02, 2021

Aspiring cooks between the ages of 6 and 11 squared off in 22 classes of competition to win top honors in the Casey's Junior Favorite Creations contest, judged Thursday, August 19, at the 2021 Iowa State Fair.

Hailey Bahr of Indianola won First Place Overall and a $100 gift card.

Nathan Roorda of Waukee claimed Second Place Overall and a $50 gift card. Kelsey Bahr of Indianola took home Third Place and a $25 gift card, as well as the Sweepstakes Award.

Addison Spencer of Stanton earned the Reserve Sweepstakes award.

Entries were judged on taste, texture, appearance and creativity.

Additional results follow:

Candy & Snacks - Candy Coated Pretzels

1) Ethan Doty, West Des Moines

2) Addison Spencer, Stanton

3) Nathan Roorda, Waukee

Hon Mention – Lily Zabel, Ankeny

Candy & Snacks - Fudge

1) Lily Zabel, Ankeny

2) None

3) None

Candy & Snacks - Peanut Clusters

1) Addison Spencer, Stanton

2) Nathan Roorda, Waukee

3) None

Candy & Snacks - Puppy Chow

1) Lily Zabel, Ankeny

2) None

3) None

Candy & Snacks - Snack Mix

1) Addison Spencer, Stanton

2) Lily Zabel, Ankeny

3) None

Cookies & Bars - Cereal Cookies

1) Lily Zabel, Ankeny

2) None

3) None

Cookies & Bars - Chocolate Brownies

1) Hailey Bahr, Indianola

2) William Burgmeier, Lockridge

3) Analisea Patterson, Des Moines

Cookies & Bars - Chocolate Chip Cookies

1) Kelsey Bahr, Indianola

2) Josiah Derr, Clive

3) Lily Zabel, Ankeny

Hon Mention - Andrew Burgmeier, Lockridge

Cookies & Bars - Gluten Free Cookies

1) Emma Scheidel, Ankeny

2) None

3) None

Cookies & Bars - M&M Cookies

1) Lily Zabel, Ankeny

2) JH Cownie, Des Moines

3) Andrew Burgmeier, Lockridge

Cookies & Bars - Oatmeal Cookies

1) Hailey Bahr, Indianola

2) Lily Zabel, Ankeny

3) None

Cookies & Bars - Peanut Butter Cookies

1) Kelsey Bahr, Indianola

2) Lily Zabel, Ankeny

3) None

Cookies & Bars - Snickerdoodle Cookies

1) Kelsey Bahr, Indianola

2) Addison Spencer, Stanton

3) Lily Zabel, Ankeny

Cookies & Bars - Sugar Cookies

1) Lily Zabel, Ankeny

2) Hailey Bahr, Indianola

3) None

Cookies & Bars - Unbaked Cookies or Bars

1) None

2) Lily Zabel, Ankeny

3) None

Cookies & Bars - Bars Other Than Named

1) Nathan Roorda, Waukee

2) Lily Zabel, Ankeny

3) JH Cownie, Des Moines

Hon Mention - William Burgmeier, Lockridge

Cookies & Bars - Cookies Other Than Named

1) William Burgmeier, Lockridge

2) Lily Zabel, Ankeny

3) JH Cownie, Des Moines

Other - Cake

1) None

2) Ruby Grosc, Bondurant

3) None

Other - Creations with Cake Mixes

1) Analisea Patterson, Des Moines

2) None

3) None

Other - Cupcakes

1) None

2) None

3) None

Other - Quick Bread Loaf

1) Analisea Patterson, Des Moines

2) Molly Jones, New Sharon

3) None

Other - Any Entry Other Than Named

1) Josiah Derr, Clive

2) Analisea Patterson, Des Moines

3) None

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.