Our pick of Ireland’s most fabulous women fast-tracking their way to a delicious future.
Clionadh Lynders Twomey of Sweet Treat Co. and Molls Parlour
After 20 years working in the fashion industry, including a stint as senior fashion buyer for Dunnes Stores, Clionadh Lynders Twomey spotted a gap in the market for stylish sweet treats. “I help people have fun at the moments in life that matter,” she says. Her sweet candy buffets and nifty decorating ideas will help add colour, verve and fun to any celebration.
Elaine Lavery and Hannah O’Reilly of Improper Butter
These butter-loving gals have cleverly identified dairy as one of Ireland’s greatest assets. The pair, who met at UCD, recently launched a quirky range of ingeniously flavoured butters including chilli, Cashel blue cheese and even whiskey. So far, so scrummy … And if they keep on churning out these tasty ideas, this dynyamic duo is sure to go far.
Jennie King of Jennie’s Bake Shop
Growing up spending many a happy hour in her granny’s sweet-smelling kitchen, Jennie has turned a hobby and love of baking into a successful online business, delivering cupcakes for all sorts of events across Dublin city. Cup cake lovers and worn out shoppers in need of a little pick-me-up can now sample her baked delights throughout the festive period at The Ivy Café, Clerys.
Nicole Dunphy of Pandora Bell
We’re slightly obsessed with Pandora Bell in Image Towers – a slab of their delectable honey nougat can literally disappear in seconds. Former IMAGE young businesswoman of the year, Nicole Dunphy combines old-fashioned methods with cute retro packaging and all natural ingredients. “Sweets in Ireland in my childhood lost touch with the tradition of good food and became all about colours, flavours and novelty,” Nicole explains. “Our boutique is for food lovers, who want to step back in time and savour the best.”