Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Cakes: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

The Ugly Cakes, are probably the most popular items for people to look at in the food center at the,
Iowa State Fair.
It is a kids contest, and tends to lean to the gross side of things.
All I can say about this one is, YUCK!

One of my favorite cake contests is the, Kids Animal Face Cakes.
It is nice to see kids can be creative it a cute way.
 The professional cake contest results in some amazing cakes! 
 This would be perfect for a baby shower! 
If it is a girl, that is.

Do you eat this, or wear it?

This cake looked even better in person.  It was one of my favorite ones!

This one looks like it belongs in a contest at the fair.

I had a great time at the Iowa State Fair!  I am always sad to see it come to an end.  
Two people who are probably happy to see it come to an end, are the brother and sister who were trapped in a ride high in the air for 2 1/2 hours.  Other than a slight sunburn, the pair were just fine.
The ride was shut down for a day and a half and then was back up and running.

On Friday, I will be posting more 
prize winning recipes from the, Iowa State Fair!

Visit my friends blogs!

You will love Bo and his blog,  Bo's Bowl.  Not only does he host great giveaways,  his recipes are incredible!  One visit to his blog and you will see why I faithfully follow it.

Also visit my friend Pam's blog, Pam's Midwest Kitchen Korner,  for more great recipes!  Once you read her blog, she will be your friend too!


  1. My last memory of going to a fair was the annual one that came through the town where I grew up. I puked all night from eating a funnel cake cooked in apparently rancid oil.

  2. Oh my, some very gorgeous and very gross cakes... Shoe is my fav..second the owl one...

  3. What cakes, the good and the ugly too! The owl cake is very cute and so is the "fair" scene; very creative! Pretty scary about the brother and sister and glad it all turned out OK.

  4. Very creative cakes! The poo one is very funny.

  5. The panda and the owl are beautiful,I like your blog and I will come againe,kiss and a nice week end!

  6. The litter box cake...I'm not even sure what to say about that!

  7. Somebody really worked hard on that litter box! It's gross but creative!