Lil Sculpture

American Made Since 2012

Emily Boyd

Greenfield, Massachusetts
Lil Sculpture specializes in original hand-made wedding and baby shower cake toppers that will make your cake a memorable one!

Tell us about your business.

After receiving a BFA from The School of Visual Arts in NYC, I entered the culinary world as an artist, cake decorating at the high-end Sylvia Weinstock Cakes. When I moved to beautiful western Massachusetts to settle down and realize my dream of working with my hands and working for myself, I began selling my sculptures as cake toppers on Etsy. My process begins with creating an original sculpture out of clay. After many hours of reworking and perfecting, I then make a silicone mold of the sculpture. From this mold I caste many multiples that I can customize. Lil Sculpture has already evolved so much in just one year. I plan on adding many new sculptures to the mix in various sizes and offering them in sugar dough, as well as clay for a long-term keepsake. I also anticipate selling my silicone molds to cake decorators, crafts people, and cake supply stores.

What makes your business stand out?

Lil Sculpture offers high quality, life-like original sculptures that can be customized.

What's the best business advice you've received?

No matter the frustrations or obstacles, keep pushing forward and don't give up.

Mark Your Calendar

  • Nominations
    June 3–Aug. 29, 2014

    Nominate yourself or other aspiring makers.

  • Judging
    June 23–Sept. 8, 2014

    Judges will select finalists throughout this period.

  • Online Voting
    Sept. 15–Oct. 13, 2014

    Vote for your favorite American makers.

  • Winners Announced
    Oct. 17, 2014

    2014 Award Winners and Audience Choice Winner announced.

  • American Made Event
    Nov. 7–8, 2014

    Join us for our annual event in New York City.