Dragons & Daffodils School

by Rhianydd  Webb

Daft about Dragons &

Crazy about Cake

By Rhianydd Webb, May 29 2020 03:47PM

Hello! It is beautifully sunny here in Wales. We remain on lockdown but life goes on, so I thought you might like an update.



Weekly Classes


Spring is turning into Summer so quickly. I have been working from home since a week before lockdown and the dining end of my living room has been turned into a studio in order to continue the weekly classes.


It has been wonderful to be able to remain in contact with so many of my regular students and also to virtually meet lovely new students too.


We are having a fab time and have covered so many different subjects since term began in April. We don't finish until July but have produced so much already, I can't wait to see the finished results.


Betsy and Ben


We spent a lovely four weeks making Betsy and Ben. This class will be available very soon to book as an online replay when I have finished editing the videos from the classes. The classes are taught via an online private facebook group and you are sent details of how to join when you have booked in the online shop.


The Cake International Learning Hub


I was delightred to be invited to teach in the Cake International Learning Hub. I created a wafer paper drift rose and leaves.

Even though the class has already happened, you are still able to book on the class as all of my videos are still in the private Facebook group where the class was held. I added a whole folder of photographs of equipment and finished flower pictures as well as templates. There are three videos in the group, one on how to airbrush your wafer paper and gather your equipment, the main demonstration, and an additional demonstration on how to make a bud.

Here is the link if you would still like to book on the class.


Moving Forward


I am going to be changing the website a bit to add a section for online classes. Sadly, we are still unable to teach in person classes. Classes at the school are going to be re-scheduled with social distancing guidelines being followed, so as soon as I know when and how this can happen, I will put the information on the website. The safety of my students is of utmost importance, so if I have to turn the school into a film studio to film classes for the time being, I will. At the moment I am continuing from home as the school is set in a shared building with 17 other businesses. So I am doing my part to help our wonderful NHS staff by working from home where possible, although I obviously long to go back to in person classes as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.


In the meantime, you are still able to order my book or the tools via the shop on the website to be delivered by royal mail. There is a discount on the book available during lockdown and the code is on the shop page for the book.


Keep an eye on the website for online classes as these will be growing in number with time.


You can also subscribe to my Youtube channel where I am adding timelaps videos and tutorials for you to watch. Here is the link



Stay safe, and I will see you soon

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?


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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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