Home-based cake decoration business Cake Toppers Ireland has announced plans to expand internationally.
Jill FitzGerald, who runs the business from a studio beside her home in Co Kerry, south-west Ireland, said she plans to expand with the production of christening and birthday toppers this year. She also hopes to start supplying the UK and US markets.
The cake-topping figures are made from non-toxic polymer clay and are currently ordered by customers for use on wedding and celebration cakes. The clay figures, for example a bride and groom, are personalised for each customer.
FitzGerald, who has a background in food and catering, started Cake Toppers in 2008. She previously ran a part-time business producing wedding cakes.
Her business was boosted following an appearance on TV last autumn, and FitzGerald said her only problem has been keeping up with orders. “I need to employ someone soon, to help meet demand,” she added.