Not Your Average Birthday Cakes

DES MOINES, IA (08/12/2017) (readMedia)-- The grossest cake creations took top honors in the Chuck E. Cheese's Ugliest Cake competition, judged Thursday at the 2017 Iowa State Fair.

Contestants were challenged to create the ugliest cake possible, without crossing the line over to obnoxiousness.

Entries were judged on ugliness.

Complete results follow:

General (Junior ages 7-11)

1) Mandy Snyder, Ankeny

2) Sylas Schelker, West Branch

3) Jaxson Nolte, Menlo

General (Intermediate ages 12-17)

1) Cameryn Clifton, Ankeny

2) Ireland Fife, Des Moines

3) Zander Nolte, Menlo

Theme (Junior ages 7-11)

1) Savannah Davis, West Des Moines

2) Dayton Mortvedt, Lynnville

3) Jadyn Niemeyer, Zearing

Theme (Intermediate ages 12-17)

1) Hannah Corkrean, Des Moines

2) None

3) None

The Iowa State Fair Food Department is the largest of any state fair in the country. There are 177 divisions, 769 classes and over 9,856 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 Thrills, August 10-20, 2017. For more information, visit