In 1977 JEM Cutters came into being as the original manufacturers of plastic cake decorating cutters as they are known and used today. The name JEM is taken from Jill Elaine Maytham's name.
The inspiration to start the business came from Neil Maytham who, over a period of time watched Jill and her students struggling with metal cutters. With Neil's technical background and Jill's creativity the business began in the Maytham's garage.
Jill's enthusiasm for cake decorating, together with her success as an exhibitor, teacher and cake decorating judge, has led her into the field of designing both cake decorating equipment for the decorator and sugar flower sprays for the discerning end user. Jill has also written three informative books successfully imparting her knowledge in this art form in an easy to follow step-by-step instruction format.
In January 2011 the business was purchased by Knightsbridge PME Ltd. The business has recently moved to new larger premises in, South Africa and has given employment opportunities to many more local people.