Food - Gaga's Red Cake

August 18, 2023

Top Red Cake Wins State Fair Blue Ribbon

Sally Kilkenny of Granger won first place and a $250 cash award in the Gaga’s Red Cake competition judged Monday, August 14, at the 2023 Iowa State Fair.

Brian Keul of West Des Moines claimed second place and $150. Marianne Carlson of Jefferson earned third place and $100.

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

The Iowa State Fair Food Department is the largest of any state fair in the country. There are 138 divisions, 695 classes and over 6,800 entries at this year’s Fair. Food Department judging is held in the Elwell Family Food Center.