Katy Sue manufacture imaginative products for craft and cake. Our talented inhouse designers and skilled manufacturing team are brimming with artful ideas to empower your creative flair. From paper craft to our award-winning silicone moulds, outstanding detail and superior quality are at the heart of Katy Sue. Our Membership Clubs are our latest offering, giving fans exclusive access to our inspiring group of experts to expand and enhance your skills and enjoyment.


1993 Mother and daughter team, Doreen Thompson and Susan Balfour, set up Katy Sue Dolls, making miniature porcelain dolls from their kitchen table in South Shields, UK.

2004 Over eleven years the business flourished, with Katy Sue Doll collectors in 28 countries. Seeking a new challenge, Doreen and Susan took a side step into the paper craft market, launching Katy Sue Designs.

2006 Katy Sue, designs and manufactures Flower Soft®. The innovative craft embellishment product is hugely popular, regularly appearing on shopping TV channels in the UK, USA and Germany, and Katy Sue Designs paper craft products become an international success.

2008 Due to demand from across the US, we set up our own Sales and Distribution Centre in, New York.

2012 Returning to our roots in sculpting, we begin creating a range of food safe silicone moulds for the cake decorating and craft markets.

2013 Our cupcake topper moulds win us our first mould award, the Craft and Hobby Association of America’s Most Innovative Product. This was to be the start of an impressive and cherished list of accolades.

2016 Chef Ceri Griffiths comes on board to co-create the Creative Cake System, a range of moulds that produce classic borders and flourishes, without the need for royal icing.

2017 We collaborate with Chef Nicolas Lodge to create Flower Pro, a range of moulds, veiners and cutters to make realistic sugar flowers and with Paper Cutting artist Emma Boyes to produce a range of paper cutting products aimed at beginners all the way through to advanced.

2019 Katy Sue Designs acquires two businesses, significantly increasing our UK manufacturing capabilities and staff numbers: Craft Creations has a 30 year history supplying the paper craft market; Acrylic Crafts specialises in  acrylic and MDF products using state of the art laser technology. Create & Craft TV welcomes Katy Sue Designs and our extensive new  range of products to be featured weekly.

2020 Our products are sold into over 50 countries and we are expanding our innovative portfolio every day.