She wants to open a dessert bar in future and recently impressed with her golden chocolate ball dessert.
And on MasterChef Australia on Sunday, student Michelle, 19, was overcome with excitement as she met one of her idols, pastry chef and chocolatier Kirsten Tibballs.
Kirsten appeared on the show as a guest judge during the mystery box challenge for the start of ‘sweet week.’
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‘Oh my God it’s Kirsten Tibballs!’ MasterChef Australia’s dessert buff Michelle, 19, is starstruck meeting the famed pastry chef and chocolatier (pictured)
‘Oh, my God! It’s Kirsten Tibballs!,’ Michelle said, shocked.
‘I follow her on Instagram. I watch her online videos for inspiration, but seeing her face to face is just a dream.’
When Kirsten was introduced, Michelle told her she looks at her Instagram all the time as she’s that much of a fan.
Her idol! Michelle (pictured) wants to open a dessert bar in future and recently impressed with her golden chocolate ball dessert
‘I’ve looked at your Instagram constantly. Just scrolling up and down at all your creations. They are so beautiful and so complex, and just really good to look at as well,’ Michelle said.
Also excited about Kirsten’s appearance was Bryan, who also enjoys cooking sweets.
The teams had to make a dessert with the ingredients of the mystery box.
He’s a fan! Also excited about Kirsten’s appearance was Bryan, who also enjoys cooking sweets
However they were shocked that the mystery box was made of chocolate, smashing it down in shock.
Ingredients in the box included coffee beans, mint, coconut, fresh raspberries and green tea.
At the end of the challenge, only five dishes were tasted, with Pete winning the round after cooking a white chocolate shells with a roasted coconut ice cream and raspberry sauce.
It’s edible! However they were shocked that the mystery box was made of chocolate, smashing it down in shock
He won an extra thirty minutes for the invention test.
Overlooking the invention test was Janice Wong, a Singaporean pastry chef.
Bryan was ‘starstruck’ meeting her, with Janice being known for her edible art installations.
Contestants had to create a dessert inspired by flowers, with every dish being tasted.
The top three contestants would win immunity, while the bottom three would be going into the pressure test.
Pete was over the moon at winning an extra half an hour, and won the chance to have Janice mentoring him while cooking.
During the cook, Samuel said he was ‘gutted’ when his gel wasn’t ‘jelly-like.’
He became concerned about not being able to present a good dish to the judges.
Trent had to scrap his sorbet, as it was ‘slushy.’
‘I’ve got no dish. I just want to throw this plate in the bin,’ Trent said.