ABC News’ Susan Shin reports:
When it comes to cakes, the idea of “bigger and better” usually reigns supreme. For Esther Mun, it’s all about the details.
The Manhattan-based graphic designer recently started Lil’Cake Toppers, a business revolving around customized cake toppers. Mun originally started making the little favors about two years ago as wedding gifts for people, and the demand has grown ever since.
“[My cake toppers] really depict the actual couple,” she says of her work.
The range of the topper requests is limitless, from weddings to anniversaries, birthdays to corporate events. Ordering is done through her website: You fill out a form and upload pictures, and she paints your toppers by hand, putting in as many details as you want. The process takes about two months, but rush orders can be accommodated.
Mun’s creativity is limitless. Her toppers have even gone royal and presidential. As a side project, she created toppers out of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, as well as President and Michelle Obama.
As rewarding as the end results can be, the real pleasure lies in the execution for Mun. “I’ve heard a lot of stories where once you turn something you love into a side business, you start to not enjoy it, but [making] the cake toppers have been really fun,” she says. “The more detail oriented the orders get, the more I enjoy it more, because it becomes that much more unique.”