A Diamond Valley baker is a quarterfinalist in an international baking competition.

The Greatest Baker is an annual online competition, with this year's winner receiving $10,000, a feature in Bake from Scratch magazine, and a meet and greet with celebrity baker Buddy Valastro.

Cheyanne Caton, a Diamond Valley resident who runs a Facebook page to share her cake-baking hobby, was hesitant to enter at first.

"A friend of mine sent me it on Facebook and I thought "Oh, I don't know if I can do that.' So, I kind of put it off, then a couple of days later I saw it again, took a better look at it, and thought 'Well what's the harm in submitting a bunch of photos?' So that's what I did."

She never expected to land a spot in the quarterfinals.

"I can't believe I've beaten out thousands of people already, just getting into the quarterfinals. That is just amazing to me, and it warms my heart that there's so much support out there for me."

Caton started baking at a young age but got into cakes after baking a "smash cake" for her son's first birthday in 2013.

"About three or four years ago I started doing them more consistently. I've done everything self-taught, and everything I make, I try to make it all edible, I don't use a lot of stuff that you cannot eat," says Caton.

Being keto, she's not actually able to eat her own cakes and has to instead pass them on to friends or family.

Cheyanna Caton cake(Photo courtesy of Cheyanne Caton)

She's also made some custom cakes for friends and friends-of-friends, charging them only for the ingredients.

Votes can be submitted on the Greatest Baker website by verifying their Facebook account.

Voters can also donate money to submit additional votes, with proceeds going to the B+ (Be Positive) Foundation, a US-based organization which provides support to families of children with cancer.

Voting ends today (Jan. 18) at 8 p.m.