Unique Sweets Win State Fair Titles
August 11, 2018
Jamie Buelt of Polk City won First Place Overall in the Sweet To Eat competition judged Thursday at the 2018 Iowa State Fair.
Participants were challenged to create a new and unique cake, cookie or pie.
Entries were judged on creativity, taste, neatness and difficulty.
Cake - Decorated
1) Jennifer Bartles, Des Moines
2) Terri Treft, Sioux City
Cookie/Bar - Unique Flavor
1) Rita Cashman Becker, Fort Madison
2) Jordyn Siepker, Des Moines
3) Lori Geadelmann, Adel
Pie - Unique Flavor
1) Jamie Buelt, Polk City
2) Joyce Larson, New Market
The Iowa State Fair Food Department is the largest of any state fair in the country. There are 171 divisions, 727 classes and over 9,574 entries at this year’s Fair. Food Department judging is held in the Elwell Family Food Center sponsored by Blue Bunny Ice Cream.
Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines is Iowa’s greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. Nothing Compares to State Fair Moments, August 9-19, 2018. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.