It’s the last un-State fair for this baker

A cool fall day, a great day for the fair.

Sept 12th 2015 a day that I think I will never forget. It’s the last of the DC un-State fair for me. I’m hanging up my apron and putting away my ice cream maker for good this year. This was going to be my last State Fair. I gave it my best shot. 

Blueberry with rosemary in the crust.

My caramel apple pie.

Three ribbons this year! First place in ice cream and second place with my apple pie and second in pie crust! And I can hang up my aprons and put away my pie plates with my head held high and a go out a winner! 

I entered two pies and two ice creams in hopes of claiming the spoils of victory again.   A blueberry with rosemary in the crust and a caramel apple. The ice cream was a buttered pecan with a twist and a pear candied ginger. This  year was a banner year.  

Whoot, whoot, 2nd year for first place in ice cream.

2nd place for my apple pie and 2nd place for my crust.

It has just become too much to prepare for, work full time and spend time with family and a very needy dog. Well I say that now, and next year I just might change my mind. Fair warning if any of my friends and family hear me plotting entries for the fair please remind me of all the work and logistics it takes and just say no. 

I have to say it was fun and thrilling but very nerve racking at the same time. It makes for a very long day and very short weekend! 

So that’s it. I can walk away happy.    

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