After growing up on a farm, Michelle knows the value of fresh, local produce. But that’s not the reason her dream cake would look suspiciously cheesy…
What’s it like having made it into the Tent?
I was so emotional when I found out, I cry when I am happy and cry when I am sad. I’ve wanted it for so long, so I couldn’t believe it.
What memories do you have of the very first week?
To meet all the bakers was so memorable. I have found lifelong friends that have the same passion as me.
You are asked to make a cake that signifies one of the happiest days of your life. What would it be and why…and what would it be made of?
The day we got married we christened our son on the same day. So we didn’t have a wedding cake, we had a cheese stack made of six tiers of Welsh cheese. So I would probably remake that as a cake. Our favourite cakes are chocolate cake and carrot cake. I would make one look like stilton, one would look like camembert, and various cheeses.
Who will be the most surprised out of your friends/workmates/family that you have made it to Bake Off?
I think my friends and family will be so pleased as they know I have wanted it for so, so long.
If you could be stuck in a lift with a previous Baker who would it be and why?
Martha from Series Five – I love her baking style. She seems very down to earth.
The Great British Bake Off starts Tuesday 27th August, 8pm on Channel 4.