Shayne Greenman, Mary Reid, Alan Dunn, Marion Frost, Mich Turner, Peggy Porschen, Karen Davies, BSG Skill School, Elaine McGregor, Marilyn Hill, Jackie Buckley & Stephen Benison and is inspired by architecture, fashion, art and culture.
One particular highlight, an industry first for Australia, was the creation of the chandelier cake, a masterpiece of cake engineering that was the answer to one bride’s dream. since the creation of this first chandelier cake, a little cake place’s hanging and chandelier cakes have been in high demand.
While Caitlin thrives in creating masterpieces for show, she relishes most in working with her clients to create their ideal masterpiece. The Australian Bridal Industry Awards (ABIA) hold a certain place of pride for Caitlin, as its award system is based upon feedback from Brides and Grooms. The nominations for this award are based on the quality of the product, quality of service, value for money and the attitude of the staff who serviced the bride’s needs, before, during and after their
Acclaimed cake decorator and founder of A Little Cake Place, Caitlin Mitchell, first began decorating cakes in 2011 after watching a scene from Bridesmaids in which Kristen Wigg’s character, Annie, creates an exquisite cupcake. Inspired by the scene, Caitlin tried her hand at an introductory course at Merivale Cakes & Crafts in Toowoomba. It became clear during the class that Caitlin had a flair for cake decorating and design.
“Very rarely does a teacher have the privilege of finding a student who has an abundance of natural talent… an innate drive to become their art and business acumen to match” Mary Reid of Merivale Cakes & Crafts, Toowoomba
Caitlin has since had the opportunity to develop her own personal style of old elegance and vintage designs by working with, and learning from, many well-known Australian and International cake decorators such as Debbie Brown, Carlos Lischetti, Frances McNaughton, John Quoi Hoi,
wedding day. Within the first two years of its founding, A Little Cake Place was nominated as a Finalist in the Cake Design category of the ABIA and would go on to Win the category in 2015 and 2016.
In early 2012 Caitlin was invited to attend a British Cake-Decorating Tour to further her skills at the British Sugarcraft Guild Skill School and entered her first international competition piece in the British Sugarcraft Guild International Cake Expo in Telford. Caitlin was awarded a Commendation for her cake design, an impressive achievement for such a novice designer. This competition was the same where she would go back in 2015 to win Gold.
Since founding A Little Cake Place, Caitlin Mitchell has gone from strength to strength creating beautiful and unique cakes truly establishing herself as the haute couture of cakes.
AWARDS AND CREDENTIALS
AUSTRALIAN BRIDAL INDUSTRY AWARDS
WINNER 18th Annual Queensland ABIA Awards 2016
WINNER 17th Annual Queensland ABIA Awards 2015
TOP 5 16th Annual Queensland ABIA Awards 2014
FINALIST 15th Annual Queensland ABIA Awards 2013
FIRST PLACE: Royal Queensland Show 2015: Intermediate Three Tier Contemporary Wedding Cake
FIRST PLACE: Royal Queensland Show 2014: Novice Two Tier Contemporary Celebration Cake
FIRST PLACE: Toowoomba Show 2014: Novice Two Tier Contemporary Celebration Cake
SECOND PLACE: Royal Queensland Show 2013: Intermediate Two Tier Contemporary Wedding Cake
SECOND PLACE: Royal Queensland Show 2013: Novice Two Tier Contemporary Celebration Cake
SECOND PLACE: Royal Queensland Show 2013: Beginner Single Tier Contemporary Celebration Cake
GOLD: British Sugarcraft Guild Expo 2015: International Category COMMENDED: British Sugarcraft Guild Expo 2012: Novice Category- A Night at the Theatre
APAC INSIDER BUSINESS AWARDS
Best in Specialty Cake Design 2015 Best in Specialty Cake Design 2016
Kitchenware Plus: Wilton Course Level 1
Debbie Brown – Children’s Castle Cake
Carlos Lischetti – Geisha Girl and Moulin Rouge Dancer
Frances McNaughton – Fancy Dressed Babies
Frances McNaughton – Private Tuition
John Quoi Hoi – Large Floral Spray & Advanced Royal Skills
Shayne Greenman – Chocolate Sculpting
UK TOUR 2012
Alan Dunn – Hawaiian Perfume Tree Flower Marion Frost – Patchwork cutters and techniques
Mich Turner – Demonstration Peggy Porschen – Rose and Anemone
Karen Davies – New mould demonstration and techniques
BSG Skill School with Elaine McGregor – Royal Icing Techniques
John Quoi Hoi – Large Floral Spray & Advanced Royal skills
Christmas Cake Course Sugarcraft Levels 1&2 Two Tiers Standard and Elaborate
Large Fantasy Flowers A-Z of Small Flowers Passionate About Sugar Flowers
This Goes With That
Hobby 2 Business Sugar Characters Product and Supplier Days
5 B’s Birds, Butterflies, Bees, Buttons & Bows
Basic Royal Icing & Side Designs Workshop Private Tuition – 3 Tier Elaborate
UK TOUR 2015
Marilyn Hill – Quilling and Camellia Flower
Jackie Buckley – Run-outs and Floating Collars (Royal Icing Skills)
Stephen Benison – Demonstration and Class
Frances McNaughton – Demonstration and ClassLink to Partners
Planning Your Wedding?
We would love to discuss cakes with you. Have you considered a cake tasting and consultation? Not only do you get to eat some delicious cake, you will get a private consultation with our Creative Director, Caitlin Mitchell, to discuss your cake design.
For more information about our cake tastings and consultations click here.