DES MOINES -- Top professional and amateur cake decorators vied for top honors in the Cake Decorating competition at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

Brenda Becker of Pella received first place in the Adult Open – Cookies, Cupcakes, Petit Fours and Cake Balls category. She also placed second in the Adult Open – Sugar Artistry category.

Entries were judged on execution, difficulty, appearance, neatness, originality, design, edible applications and use of color.