Chantelle Gruppetta worked 18-hour days to get her cupcakes ready for the Royal Melbourne Show. It paid off for the Catholic Regional College student, whose Winnie the Pooh themed cupcakes won first prize, reports The Herald Sun.
Eight students from the Sydenham school, north-west of Melbourne, received awards for their work, and Chantelle paid tribute to their baking teacher Peter Haber for teaching them so much.
Chantelle said she worked from 6am to midnight each day before the show, getting the figurines right for her four cupcakes. She used Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore and Piglet for her award-winning presentation. Chantelle said finding out she had won after so much work was great.
The cupcakes went on display at the show, but Chantelle didn't get to keep them afterwards. Instead, all the hard work was thrown in the bin. Chantelle said the experience was good as she planned to become a baker and open her own shop.
Fellow student Cheryl Canlas received second place with her Rapunzel themed cupcakes. Another CRC student, Jodie Magrin, received third for her flowery cupcakes, while five other students were awarded commended or highly commended.
Photo: From left, third placed yearr 12 student Jodie Magrin, second placed year 10 student Cheryl Canlas and first placed year 11 student Chantelle Gruppetta