Join Michelle at the Sweet Ideas stand to see an array of delicious looking cakes and demonstrations on the fundamentals of cake decorating, get tips and tricks for your own masterpieces at 11am and 1pm daily.

Get hands-on and decorate a cupcake

2pm Learn easy techniques to make your cupcakes stand out in a daily Make & Take with Michelle and choose from three different classes. Each class costs $30. Book at the Sweet Ideas stand.

Thursday: Rose Cupcakes
Learn how to work with fondant and create two pretty cupcakes

Friday: Succulent Cupcakes
Create your own mini succulent garden in cupcake form using buttercream.

Saturday & Sunday: Unicorns and Rainbows
Get magical while you learn to use fondant to create one unicorn cupcake and a colourful rainbow.

Michelle has had a love of baking since she was 3, nurtured and inspired by her Nanna who loved to cook and bake. With a creative background in art and dance, Michelle decided to change course and pursue her love of cakes and decorating professionally. Michelle created cake craze eight years ago, expanding her skills by attending classes, completing her masters, interning and then working at planet cake. Michelle has a passion for all things weddings, which led her to specialise in wedding cakes and dessert tables.

The passion and inspiration behind teaching for Michelle is all about guiding students in the right way and teaching them professional skills, starting with basic foundations that they can build upon. With a commercial premises with a retail shop, production kitchen and custom-built classroom in Newcastle where she teachers. Michelle brings a list of achievements and experience to the Newcastle Stitches & Craft show including developing a range of cake decorating stencils, becoming a sponsor of the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show in 2014, guest judge in 2015 and 2017, entering the grand wedding competition in 2017 and many more events.