Caitlin Mitchell is an acclaimed international cake decorator hailing from Australia’s eastern capital, Brisbane. Caitlin is known not only for her innovative and intricate design work but for introducing the impressive, gravity defying Chandelier Cakes to Australia.
With an impressive arsenal of awards, Caitlin’s recent involvement in the International Cake Show saw her receive the esteemed Haute Couture Cake Design Award for 2018 and the Cake Decorator Award at this years Australia Bridal Industry Awards, an award she also received in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
For Caitlin the journey to cake decorating came at the age of 25 and in the form of Kristen Wigg or rather her character, Annie, in the hit rom-com Bridesmaids. It was a simple scene where Annie creates an exquisite cupcake which sparked a new romance for Caitlin. . Inspired by the scene, Caitlin attended an introductory course at Merivale Cakes & Crafts in Toowoomba where it became clear that she 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 developed her own personal style of old-world elegance and vintage modernism drawing inspiration from architecture, fashion, art and culture alongside her experiences working with, and learning from many well-known Australian and International cake decorators such as: Debbie Brown, Carlos Lischetti, Frances McNaughton, John Quoi Hoi, Shayne Greenman, Mary Reid, Alan Dunn, Marion Frost, Mich Turner, Peggy Porschen, Karen Davies, BSG Skill School, Elaine McGregor, Marilyn Hill, Jackie Buckley and Stephen Benison.
It was 2012 when Caitlin founded her cake decorating company, A Little Cake Place which is well known for its hanging and chandelier cakes as well as Caitlin’s signature designs. This was also around the time when 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 designer of cakes.
Caitlin is now sharing her knowledge of cake decorating and design locally and online in private and group classes which will take her all over Australia and across oceans.