This Sunday marked the conclusion of the 157th annual Iowa State Fair, known to downscale gourmands far and wide as the annual pinnacle of American eating. From cupcakes to astronauts, if it exists, you can bet the folks at the Iowa State Fair can grow it to an obscene size, deep-fry it and eat it off a stick, or of course, sculpt it out of butter.
10. The Butter Cow
A classic. Look at the detailed carving in that butter udder. Masterful work.
9. Frozen S’more on a Stick
Mmmm…a new era for desserts on a stick. Genius.
8. Giant Gourds
Anyone else think there’s something really creepy about this photo?
7. Rodent Cake
Another creepy one! Who wants a rodent on top of their cake? And this was a blue ribbon winner! What did the losing cakes look like??
6. Mystery Cake
Oh right. This is what the losing cakes looked like. Can anyone even begin to explain what is going on here??? Are those jalapenos? Chocolate covered hot dogs? Deep fried garbage?