Apple Cake Takes First in Healthy Creations Contest at State Fair Print
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Tuesday, 23 August 2011 09:55

DES MOINES, IA (08/22/2011)(readMedia)-- Shirley Steele of Washington was awarded First Place Overall in the Healthy Creations contest judged Monday at the 2011 Iowa State Fair. Steele's Raw Apple Cake also earned first place in the desserts category .

Entries were judged on flavor, healthiness, appearance, originality, creativity and ease of preparation.

Additional results below:


1) Joyce Whipps, West Des Moines


1) Diane Rauh, Des Moines

2) Deana Wright, Colfax


1) Shirley Steele, Washington

2) Cindie Robinette-Anderson, Des Moines

3) Laura Snell, Norwalk

The Iowa State Fair Food Department is the largest of any state fair in the country. Food Department judging is held in the Elwell Family Food Center sponsored by Blue Bunny.

"Nothing Compares" to the 2011 Iowa State Fair, celebrating 100 years of the Butter Cow August 11-21. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University Avenue, just 10 minutes east of downtown Des Moines, and are open 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. each day of the Fair. Exhibit hours may vary. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit

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