DES MOINES — The culinary and artistic worlds joined forces in the Beaverdale Confections Chocolate and Candy Sculptures competition at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

Brenda Becker of Pella won first place and a total of $100 in cash awards and gift cards in the Adult Chocolate Sculpture class. Julie Petersen of Knoxville earned second place and $50 in cash and gift cards.

Entries were judged on artistic flare, theme and ingredient combination.

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