Canberra insurance broker Ali King will be showing her sweet side as she competes to be Australia's top dessert maker on a new reality show.
She is one of 12 dessert makers putting their mixers to the test on Zumbo's Just Desserts under the eye of host and judges Adriano Zumbo and Rachel Khoo.
"I've always been a creative person, whether it's painting or arranging flowers or cooking," she said.
The show will be on Prime7 after the Olympics.
The 28-year-old was up for the challenge of making a dessert in front of Zumbo, famous for his devilishly difficult dessert challenges on MasterChef and British cook Khoo.
"It was a bit scary thinking what he might come up with. His desserts were so outlandish and crazy and detailed on MasterChef but I also kind of thrive off trying to replicate something," Ali said.
Born and bred in Canberra, Ali works for Capital Insurance Brokers in Deakin.
"One of my colleagues knew I loved to cook and saw the ad [calling for contestants] on telly and said, 'Ali, you need to apply'. And it all happened really quickly," she said.
Ali, who went to Wanniassa Primary, Wanniassa High and Erindale College, learnt much of her baking from her grandmother, Dorothy MacDonald.
"It's a really nice childhood memory, cooking with her," she said. "I spent a lot of time with grandma because she would look after me while mum was at work.
"It would be really nice if she could see what I've done but she passed away several years ago."
Ali loves all things France and was inspired by a trip to Paris when she was 18.
"I saw all these beautiful cakes and pastries. I was like, 'I want to know how to do that!'."
Macarons are Ali's speciality - and, of course, the delicacy Zumbo made his name on, so she has well and truly nailed her colours to the mast.
Ali intends to be around friends and family, including mum Heather and dad Brian, to watch the first episode.
"One of my friends even suggested hiring out a cinema," she said, with a laugh.