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Thursday, September 10, 2009

The second-fiddle fair cake

WEST ALEXANDER, Pa. – This is one cool decorative cake even if it didn’t win the blue ribbon at West Alexander Fair.

Deborah Knight of Triadelphia, W.Va., gave her best shot and won second place with her clever entry that could be a birthday cake and a birthday candle under the same icing.

Maybe the cheap, black plastic plate that her candle/cake rests on turned off the judges at the mid-sized fair in southwestern Pennsylvania. They better liked the baby blue cake in the background.

This fair continues off Route 40 through Saturday, and has on its schedule hot dog and ice cream eating contests and a roaring truck pull before the cows go home.

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