Dragons & Daffodils School

by Rhianydd  Webb

Daft about Dragons &

Crazy about Cake

By Rhianydd Webb, Feb 27 2020 11:52PM

Long Time no Speak


I know that is all my fault lol but sometimes life gets a little busy.


So lets do a quick run down of all that has happened lately.



Shanghai for Squires Kitchen



Some pics from my Shanghai Adventure
Some pics from my Shanghai Adventure

I was so lucky to be get the incredible opportunity to go to Shanghai on behalf of Squires Kitchen. There I was a judge at the FIPGC China Team selections which was a wonderful experience and I learnt so much from the talented and knowledgable judges on the team.

I also assisted with the tutor selection for Squires Kitchen where I met wonderful new tutors.

Finally, I spent two days teaching my Fairy Cottage class to 18 talented students from all over the world.




Cyril's Cake Adventure
Cyril's Cake Adventure

My First Book!


November 2019 saw the release of my first Book, Cyril's Cake Adventure. I am so thrilled with the way it has been received, the reviews and feedback ....I really am so grateful.


There are things I would change.......naturally.................. because I did everything. From the layout, to the graphics right down to setting up a Publishing company.


You learn a lot. Like you may have checked, double, triple, quadruple, umpteenth, but still things slip through (like the holding graphics for the turtle template), but I have learnt from them and al ready to start Book 2. I have two projects already made for it


If you would like to purchase a copy, visit my website.



My New School



In January I opened the doors to my new school.


It is in Navigation Park in Abercynon and is a wonderful room that I converted from an office to a teaching facility for maximum of 9 students.


All of my weekly classes in South Wales are now taught there as well as day classes and holiday classes for children and adults.


I also use it to hold my Wedding cake consultations which means that my clients now get to see my cakes on display rather than just looking through albums or slideshows.


National Bakery Awards



National Bakery AWards
National Bakery AWards

Last but most definitely not least.


I had a fantastic surprise to discover that I had been nominated and was successful to be a county winner at the National Bakery Awards.


Sadly, I am not able to attend the awards as I will be teaching, but I would like to win my fellow County winners congratulations and good luck to find out who the Regional and National winners are.



So there you go!


Lots and lots of excitement............and that is just some of the big stuff!


Facebook has all of the other fun things that have happened.


But for this week, my exciting things lead me to the Cake Professionals Conference and Awards where I will be with my folder, pad and pen and hoping to learn as much as possible, then put on my posh frock and cheer on my cake friends at the awards.


Go on their facebook page, because it is not just the conference, Phil and Christine regularly post interesting and educational live videos where you can engage with your fellow cake makers.


I really hope to see you there.



By Rhianydd Webb, Sep 9 2018 05:48PM

September brings the start of colour in the trees.........well, Autumn is my favourite season after all..........the final blackberries and berries in the hedgerows and the start of cosy evenings in.

But most importantly, ....................CLASSES START BACK NEXT WEEK! :D


The summer break feels longer and longer each year, but I am so excited to be back to weekly classes tomorrow to see familiar and new faces alike.


We have a fab variety of subjects on offer this term and I simply can't wait.


So what else happened in August? Read on to find out.



By Rhianydd Webb, Jul 26 2018 11:41AM

Wow! What a month!



Tutor Samples for Summer term weekly classes
Tutor Samples for Summer term weekly classes

Sorry for my absence! It has been rather busy here.


So what have I been up to? Well, the summer term weekly classes have now drawn to a close for the summer, and what a fabulous term we had. Above are the subjects for the six classes. (One picture per weekly class), and all my students produced wonderful work.


If you are interested in joining us in September, then visit the website as classes are now available to book.


What else have I been up to?


Read on to find out.



By Rhianydd Webb, May 24 2018 04:39PM

Blimey!

Are you getting insane amounts of emails into your inbox? I most definitely am, so I decided that as it is a brand new blog which I set up when this GDPR stuff had all started anyway, that it would be easier anyway. So, I have just popped a little about it into your weekly email which you will receive at 6pm today as normal.

I did decide though, that you can only get one email a week now from me (lets save those inboxes), whereas previously you got one if I posted a new blog post. This way, you will just get a weekly roundup instead. Better? Hope so.


So lets talk fun stuff instead.


The Sweet Easy Gatsby Inspired Collaboration


This has literally just been released and its a good 'un! There are incredible artists in the group but as usual, I had a minimal amount of time I could spend, so what did I create? A cute little evening bag that can be carried from Rice Krispie Treats, Saracino and of course the fabulous Drageekiss.


So pop on over to see all the images, you will be blown away, I promise you!



My contribution for the Sweet Easy Drageekiss collaboration
My contribution for the Sweet Easy Drageekiss collaboration

What else has happened this week?


Click read more for the rest of the news



By Rhianydd Webb, May 17 2018 01:08PM

Just a short blog post this week. Did you catch the last post? Scroll down to read it.


Wafer paper peony class review


I was totally blown away today with the wonderful and kind words from Mr Bakers Blog in the review on my wafer paper peony class.


We really did have a fabulous day and the results were truly gorgeous.


I amalways excited to see what students can produce, even having never worked with wafer paper or indeed sugarcraft! Wafer paper really is a versatile medium.



wafer paper peonies
wafer paper peonies

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Welcome to my Blog.

 

Anyone who has been to one of my classes or Demonstrations knows that I am passionate about my craft.  I wholeheartedly believe that knowledge should be shared, so if I know something, I will happily tell you.

 

This includes my love of what I call the History of Sugarcraft in our lifetime.  

 

I started cake decorating in 1995, learning from books and from attending British Sugarcraft Guild meetings with all the fabulous demonstrators.

 

So I hope we will see you here again

 

Rhianydd

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