Husband and wife team Sean and Claire magic up all manner of sweet delights from their shop in the historic Craft Village. It’s impossible to pass their window without peering in at the beautifully decorated cakes and treats on display. “If I had a pound for everyone who stops to have a look, I’d be a wealthy man!” says Sean.
As the name suggests, Funky Cakes specialises in eye-catching celebration cakes – from multi-tiered wedding cakes with intricate icing, to colourful, gravity-defying birthday bakes. No request is too unusual; Sean and Claire have even made traditional fondant wedding cakes which spin around to reveal a Star Wars or football-themed surprise at the back.
Cakes aside, there are plenty of other delicious concoctions, made with Irish ingredients: stuffed cookies and cookie pies, fruit crumbles, and homemade fudge infused with Irish coffee or malt whiskey (which fills the shop with a gorgeous smell). There’s even a postal service if you’d like to send some to a loved one.