Face It, Young Clive Cook Wins State Fair Animal Image Cake Contest

DES MOINES, IA (08/19/2019) (readMedia)-- Josiah Derr of Clive win first place in the Animal Face Cakes competition, judged Thursday, at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

Madison Burris of Huxley claimed second place and Ashlyn Derr of Clive took third place.

Youth bakers were challenged to bake a single layer cake and decorate it as an animal's face.

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 166 divisions, 715 classes and over 7,300 entries at this year's Fair. Food Department judging is held in the Elwell Family Food Center sponsored by Blue Bunny Ice Cream.


The Iowa State Fair is one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country and the single largest event in the state. The Fair began over 160 years ago and is now considered one of the best events in the nation, attracting more than one million Fairgoers every year from all over the world. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University, just off the interstate and minutes from Downtown Des Moines. Nothing Compares to State Fair Favorites: August 8-18, 2019. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.