Seven-year-old Matilda Millan got the surprise of her life when she entered her cake into competition at the Royal Adelaide Show

A keen young Murray Bridge cake maker received the surprise of her life when she wandered through the cake exhibit at the Royal Adelaide Show to discover the mermaid cake she entered had been draped with the coveted blue ribbon.

Year 2 student Matilda Millan has grown up with a love for cake making as her mum, Katie Millan, is a professional cakemaker and has supported Matilda’s passion.

“Matilda was so excited to start planning her cake for the Royal Adelaide Show,” Katie said.

“Like a lot of seven-year-olds she loves mermaids and unicorns so that was her plan and she drew it all out before she started baking.”