Caitlin Mitchell

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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

 

COMPETITIONS

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

 

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS

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

 

SKILL DEVELOPMENT

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

 

MERIVALE CAKES, CRAFTS & TRAINING

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.

Book your private consultation with our Creative Director today

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