My name is Gillian and I'm based in Newton Mearns in the Southside of Glasgow.
Having spent 23 years working as an Accountant for a large international accountancy firm, I decided to take the plunge and start my own cake business in 2014, shortly after the birth of my third child.
I am a mum to three fantastic kids - Jaimie, my daughter who is 12, and my sons Cammy, aged 10 and Ruaridh aged 4. I work from home, which allows me to manage my cake diary around school pick up and my kids activities!
I originally started out focussing on creating cupcakes, but very quickly moved on to larger and larger cakes! I now do anything from cupcakes, to cupcake bouquets, to large celebration cakes and wedding cakes. Since starting in 2014 I have learnt a huge amount from various sources including attending cake decorating classes, taking online classes and watching lots of You Tube tutorials! I am learning something new every day! I am also the Treasurer to the Glasgow Branch of the British Sugarcraft Guild.
One of the things I enjoy the most about cake decorating is making models for the tops of my creations - I have been inspired by a couple of key people, who I have been lucky enough to attend classes with, namely Zoe Hopkinson from Zoe Fancy Cakes and Etty van Urk otherwise known as the Cake Dutchess. And the exciting news for 2018 is that I have recently become a Cake Dutchess Instructor! I am hugely excited about this new chapter in my wee cake journey adventure. Check out my Classes page for more information.
All of my cakes are baked from scratch using only quality ingredients.
I work on my own and as a result I can only take on a certain amount of cakes each week. This results in my cake diary booking up many months in advance. So please get in touch as soon as you know the date you would like your cake or cupcakes for. A 50% deposit secures your booking in the diary.
Please get in touch with me to discuss your requirements - this can be done in various ways listed here:
Tel: 07841 658061
Cupcakes By Gillian
41 Greenlaw Road, Newton Mearns,
Glasgow G77 6SL