Creativity gives young chefs edge in pancake cooking contest at Oklahoma State Fair - Article Photos 10/21

James McAffrey, 9, carefully places a spatula around the edges of a pancake as he prepares to flip his custom creation of Boston Cream Pie Pancakes while competing in the Shawnee Mills' Kids' Pancakes, Flapjacks and Griddle Cakes Contest at the Oklahoma State Fair on Saturday, Sep. 22, 2012. The event was held in the Creative Arts Building. McAffrey of Oklahoma City, is home-schooled. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman.