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Mother daughter duo Christine and Kiara Irvin warm up before competing.

Shortcake showdown

Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018 |

Mother daughter duo Christine and Kiara Irvin warm up before competing.

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A bowl of St. Clement's famous topper berries. It wouldn't be a St. Clement shortcake without a topper berry.

Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018 |

A bowl of St. Clement's famous topper berries. It wouldn't be a St. Clement shortcake without a topper berry.

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Tony DeFrancesco prepares to weigh out the first of 10 four-pound shortcakes.

Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018 |

Tony DeFrancesco prepares to weigh out the first of 10 four-pound shortcakes.

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St. Clement offers it volunteers -- and competitors -- a themed pin each year.

Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018 |

St. Clement offers it volunteers -- and competitors -- a themed pin each year.

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The first cake is weighed.

Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018 |

The first cake is weighed.

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Ready for battle.

Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018 |

Ready for battle.

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St. Clement volunteer Cindy Maquet places a shortcake for rapid consumption.

Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018 |

St. Clement volunteer Cindy Maquet places a shortcake for rapid consumption.

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On your marks.

Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018 |

On your marks.

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Get set and go!

Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018 |

Get set and go!

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Ethan Imm plows through his shortcake.

Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018 |

Ethan Imm plows through his shortcake.

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Christine Irvin adds water to her shortcake for smoother delivery, a technique she learned from Imm.

Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018 |

Christine Irvin adds water to her shortcake for smoother delivery, a technique she learned from Imm.

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Patrick Fogarty, Wednesday's corn dog eating champion, takes a break from cake to entertain the girls of the Festival court.

Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018 |

Patrick Fogarty, Wednesday's corn dog eating champion, takes a break from cake to entertain the girls of the Festival court.

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Imm and Fogarty air five as Imm declares victory.

Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018 |

Imm and Fogarty air five as Imm declares victory.

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Victory is...berry...sweet.

Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018 |

Victory is...berry...sweet.

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DeFrancesco and St. Clement's Make-your-Own-Shortcake program cooirdintator Kevin McFaul present Imm with his trophy.

Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018 |

DeFrancesco and St. Clement's Make-your-Own-Shortcake program cooirdintator Kevin McFaul present Imm with his trophy.

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Randy Kominsky proudly displays the remains of his competition cake. He made it halfway through before Ethan Imm won.

Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018 |

Randy Kominsky proudly displays the remains of his competition cake. He made it halfway through before Ethan Imm won.

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