Gillian Wilson

Cake Dutchess InstructorScotland

Gillian is from Glasgow in Scotland and has a cake business for just over 4 years after being an accountant for 23 years, talk about a career change! She is a mum of three kids and her oldest daughter has been her inspiration for starting this new venture. Her love for modelling has grown ever since and she is a true example of practice makes perfect!

Cake Dutchess Classes

Location: Glasgow


Hi, I’m Gillian from Glasgow, in Scotland. I have been running my cake business, Cupcakes by Gillian, for just over 4 years. Prior to starting my cake business I worked as a Accountant for one of the big Accountancy firms for 23 years, so my cake business is quite different to my old job.

I am a mum to three fabulous kids – my daughter Jaimie is 11, my son Cammy is 10 and my other son Ruaridh is 4. My daughter Jaimie was my inspiration for starting my cake business back in 2014.

I started off just focusing on cupcakes but as my skills developed I very soon progressed to larger cakes, and my love for modelling has grown from that. The kids still laugh about my very first sugar model I made – Elsa from Frozen. It was truely terrible and the kids soon told me how bad it was! But practice makes perfect and I stuck at it, and modelling sugar figures is now my most favourite part of the cake making process. I’d love to help you develop your modelling skills too – and using the simple Cake Dutchess approach to modelling, and the fabulous Cake Dutchess modelling paste, I hope I can make sugar modelling an enjoyable and fun experience.

I am so excited to be part of the Cake Dutchess Instructor team – look out for class dates coming soon.