I am Bill Thompson - Hand Made cake maker in Northampton
My name is Bill and I’ve been making cakes since I was 12. I live in Northampton and now enjoy making cakes for family's in the Northampton area.
I enjoyed both baking and decorating cakes, and my interest led me to enter competitions in events such as the Oxfordshire County Show from a young age.
At 16, I went to Reading College to study Bakery and achieved a City & Guilds qualification before working as a professional baker for Sainsbury’s for seven years. I also have a City & Guilds qualification in Sugarcraft and have attended several other Sugarcraft courses.
I still love creating beautiful and inspired cakes for every type of occasion
I have been running a cake making and decorating business since 1997. I relish the challenge of creating unusual wedding and birthday cake designs as well as the intricate work involved in delicate sugarcraft flowers.
I find inspiration in many things but I particularly admire the work of Eddie Spence MBE, who has become a master in royal icing over 60 years, and Alan Dunn, an expert in sugarcraft flowers.