Carol Robertson’s fantasy themed Cinderella cake won top honours at the New Zealand Chefs Association National Salon held in Auckland.
A score of 98 out of 100 not only earned Carol a gold medal in the Celebration Cake Open section but also the top honour in her class.
“We were at the prize-giving and eventually I realised my name hadn’t been called. I knew that there were four golds awarded.
“The next thing I heard was ‘and the winner of the class is Carol Robertson all the way from New Plymouth!’ I was beaming, I just couldn’t stop smiling. I was on cloud nine. Gavin was over the moon, he was just so happy for me!”
Carol then had to wait to receive her score in the mail and received more astonishing news.
“I wasn’t expecting 100 points but to get 98 was just amazing. I have never got 98 before. That is the highest score I have ever got. I just went into shock again.”