'Chimes Cakes' business has been trading since 2008. I have a food hygiene certificate and I am approved for food preparation by Oswestry Borough Council Environmental Health Department. I am a member of the British Sugarcraft Guild and fully insured.


Whatever the occasion all my cakes are finished to the highest standard both inside and out!  I can be extremely flexible and will design a cake to meet all your requirements. All my cakes are 'one-offs', if you have a really crazy idea, please contact me to discuss it and I'll see what I can do to help. Have a look through my shop window to get an idea of what I've done in the past.


I am available for group demonstrations and private tuition as well as day workshops which are available throughout the year, please contact me for details.



The wedding cake is a principal part of your celebration; it will be viewed by a large number of family and friends, so it’s important to choose a designer with the experience and capability to deliver the wow factor. This is the favourite part of my job, I love the satisfaction of producing a cake designed just for you; that will compliment the event and be a talking point long after the wedding is over. All my cakes are finished to the highest standard and I take pride in the attention to detail. Please make an appointment for a free cake consultation where together we can design the perfect cake for your special day.






I entered competitions at Cake International at the NEC in Birmingham in both 2008 & 2009 and won bronze and merits in both shows. In 2010, I won a silver award and also won the Cupcake Challenge Live Final. 2011 was my most successful year to date, winning two gold awards and competing in the live final of Cake Decorator of the Year.


It’s very rewarding when your skills are officially recognised, however these competitions can take weeks of planning and time, so as demand for my cakes increases I may have to reduce my entries. Some strive a lifetime to win gold and I now have two, so a break may be in order.


Cupcake Challange

Cupcake Challenge Winner 2010


In June 2012 I was interviewed by Colin Young for BBC Radio's Made in Shropshire feature.





For up to date goings on at Chimes Cakes, take a look at my Facebook Page.


Since cakes are fragile it's not possible for me to send them by mail or courier. I live in West Felton, Shropshire. Just off the A5 between Shrewsbury and Oswestry. I can hand deliver as far as Welshpool, Telford or Chester but once again I can be flexible.


If you'd like me to make a cake for you please contact me by e-mail gillian.sturgess@chimescakes.co.uk or phone on my phone number