Canadian food group George Weston Ltd has announced the acquisition of Creative Occasions, a manufacturer of decorated cakes.

Creative Occasions will operate under George Weston’s Maplehurst Bakeries subsidiary. The deal is expected to close by the end of January. Creative Occasions’ cakes are available in retail bakeries and in-store bakeries throughout the US.

Kevin McDonough, president of the frozen and biscuit divisions at George Weston’s Weston Foods, arm, said: “This strategic acquisition adds talented people, high quality new products and capability to our growing cake portfolio. It will support the growing needs of our customers as we plan to offer an expanded and high quality portfolio of products to our customers throughout the United States and Canada.”