Even in the era of COVID-19, Florida-based dentist Billy Kay wants people to be able to blow on their birthday cake and let guests eat it, too.
Kay, who lives in Boca Raton and specializes in prosthetic dentistry, said he often ruminated on how many germs are spread when people blow out their birthday candles. For about 30 years, the grandfather of four thought about different ways to protect cakes from the invisible spit particles that most party goers chose to ignore. In March, however, a lot more people were suddenly very concerned about germs with onset of the pandemic. So Kay decided to create a prototype out of one of his many ideas he had been storing away.
By April, he had manufactured the very first Top It Cake Shield and now the product is set to officially launch online Sept. 15.