Multi-award winning cake designer Miriam Pearson set up Sweet Creations in 2003, selling sugarcraft decorations for cakes all over Ireland and beyond.
From her studio in Straford, Co. Wicklow, Miriam Pearson makes and sells a range of cake toppers and handmade cake decorations, edible images and personalised candles via the website and also caters for bespoke orders.
You are a micro-business, what was it like starting out, did you receive any support?
I started out with savings and a setup grant from my Local Enterprise Office (LEO). Mine is a very specialised business and I like to keep it small. As well as the financial support I’ve had loads of soft supports from my Local Enterprise Office, like training in everything from computers to search engine optimisation. Just being able to call them up with a query, or to find a contact, is invaluable.
Images from Wicklow Local Enterprise Office and Sweet Creations.