|7th February 2013
Dragons and Daffodils Cakes were delighted to be asked to produce the dessert for
the exclusive VIP Shopping event at Maria Church's "Chiesa"
The evening was a great success and was absolutely packed.
We hope you enjoy a little look.
|Copying of our Photographs
|It has been brought to our attention that our photographs are being used on other peoples websites either as design choices or to advertise their
You could say that copying is the most sincere form of flattery, however, these websites haven't copied the design, they've used our actual
photographs! Which means that they probably haven't actually created a cake similar to the one they are trying to advertise which is most
worrying for the Bride who then orders it in good faith.
All photographs on our website were of cakes actually produced by Dragons & Daffodils Cakes.
Our photographs and cakes are not to be used by another company or person unless they have been given express permission by Rhianydd
Easton (Owner/Proprietor of Dragons & Daffodils Cakes).
If you see one of our designs on another site, please can you let us know.
|Above - Charlotte and Maria Church
Left - The Cake. 200 of our Chocolate
|"The Dragons & Daffodils Story"
We had an article on how Dragons and Daffodils Cakes began in Issue
95 of Cakes and Sugarcraft magazine.
Click on the pics for a little look, or buy your copy for a read.
The Daily Mail
|Lucy and Rhodri Owen
|A well-deserved glass at the end of
a successful evening!
|I don't think you could have fitted
anyone else in. Guests were treated to a
glass of wine from Ballantynes and lovely
canapes from Elgano
Caregos Couture Jewellery
|Also contributing to the evening were Eva Designs - Handmade Cards who made the beautiful VIP
and Basgedi Florists who created the stunning floral arrangements you can see in the photographs.
|Out with the Nurses
|Rhianydd had a great afternoon with
the Nurses and staff from Oral and
Maxillofacial Department of the
Royal Glamorgan Hospital on their
They all made Christmas Trees
I hope you like them!!
|21st Squires Kitchen International Exhibition Mar 07
Rhianydd took four wedding cakes to the Wedding Cake Display and another "cake" to the Table of
|Rhianydd also taught a
mini class on her sheep
pillars which was a
with much hilarity. Left
is the lovely ladies and
right is the result of
their hard work.
(click for close ups)
|Our display table.
The weekend was
only marred by the
theft of the large
floral display at the
base of the white
when you are among
Rhianydd fancied a change from the
usual wedding cakes for this chocolate
tree. Chocolate dominos, chocolate
transfer sheet butterflies and modelling
chocolate blossoms and roots
|Dragons and Daffodils Cakes have celebrated their one year
anniversary at our new Studio.
The South Wales Echo visited the studio and wrote a feature on us.
Here are the clips (We aren't responsible for the Giant worm quote,
but it did make us smile)
|(Newspaper is too large to scan in one,
so we have scanned the separate halves
Click on each to enlarge)
|Left is a clip of the
Squires Kitchen web
|We are delighted to say that we are in the
August/September 07 edition of
Find our Retro choc cake on p.105 in "What's Hot".
Out now (Aug/Sept)
|Bakery Industry Awards 2007
Celebration Cake Maker of the Year
Category sponsored by Renshaws.
We are proud to announce that Rhianydd Easton of Dragons & Daffodils
was runner up for this coveted Award. All the team went to London for the
Award Ceremony in September hosted by the fabulous Joanna Lumley.
Here are a few pics of the night, and the Cake Rhianydd produced for the
|Runner up for
Maker of the Year
|Rhianydd with Joanna Lumley and
Stephen Heslop (Renshaw)
|With Chef Paul
|With Sian Hindle (La
Creme Patisserie), the
YearRunner up for
|With husband Kevin
(L to R) Julia, Rhianydd and
Our theme - redecorating the
The top tier is a fancy dust sheet
with mini display cakes on top.
Rhianydd and Julia are supporting
the top tier and Nicola is busy
We had to be innovative, use
colour, modelling, piping and a
specialist skill (sugar pillars).
The inside, when cut, gave a slice
of cake coloured like a rainbow.
(Centre Sue McDonld, Have
Your cake & Eat it and Terry
Tang (Terry Tang Designer
cakes), the well deserved winner!
|Dragons & Daffodils Cakes
for BBC "The One Show"
|We were delighted to be asked to produce a cake to celebrate the "Green Gyms"
The cake was taken to the Isle of Wight for filming by Lucy Siegle and depicted a
typical Green Gym enthusiast doing "just what they do!"
The programme about the green gyms was on TV "The one show" BBC1 7pm
Tuesday 10th March 2008
Click here for the Green Gym website
|Pobol Y Cwm
Our Cake for "Pobol Y Cwm" the opening of the new Deri pub.
This is the cake that was used for the filming of the show. We were
given a pic of the Deri pub to use (a nice sneaky peak before it was
for the UK TV Local Food Hero Awards of 2008.
About the Awards
The UKTV Food Local Hero Awards are a tribute to Britain's independent shops,
farm stalls, artisan producers, cafes, pubs, and small businesses.
We were delighted to be nominated by one of our happy couples. The reviews
we have received have been a pleasure to read!
Visit the UK TV food website there is a direct link to our section on the site.
We now have a list of Sugarcraft courses that are available.
Both for certified college courses and courses at the studio. Visit the
Sugarcraft pages on the home page to see.
Places are limited and on a first come first served basis.
Meeting The Twilight Stars
We had a fantastic weekend at the Massive Events
"In The Shadow of the Moon"
In Birmingham September 2009
Even meeting stars from the Twilight Films (from left)
Jose Zuniga who plays Mr Molina the Biology Teacher in "Twilight",
Daniel Cudmore (also from XMen) who will be playing Felix, the Volturi
Guard from the highly anticipated upcoming "The Twilight Saga: New
and Charlie Bewley who will be playing Demetri the Volturi Tracker from
"The Twilight Saga: New Moon"
|More Twilight Madness
We were delighted to be asked to Re-create Bellas Birthday cake as seen in
the film Twilight New Moon for the Gold Pass Drinks Reception at Massive
Events Eternal Twilight 3 in the Birmingham Hilton
Stars from the film mingled with the lucky gold pass holders, and all received
a portion of our lemon cake with a tiny red wafer paper apple on top.
Christopher Hayerdahl ("Marcus" and also Stargate Atlantis; Supernatural
Jamie Campbell Bower ("Caius" and also from Sweeny Todd);
Charlie Bewley ("Demetri");
Kiowa Gordon ("Embry")
Tinsel Korey ("Emily")
|Pobol Y Cwm
Did you spot the cakes? We
have had a few on the show
It is always lovely to be asked
to create them, and they are
always so different
*Cwm FM's anniversary
*Failed Driving test
|Squires Kitchen International Exhibition 11-13 March 2011
We are really excited to once again be exhibiting at this wonderful exhibition.
Rhianydd will produce a design for the Table of Honour.
She will also be teaching Bride and Groom modelling workshops on the Friday and Sunday and another class on
the Saturday, topic tbc
For more information visit Squires Kitchen
|NIACE Inspire Tutor Awards
Rhianydd was delighted to be nominated
for an award in the prestigious Niace
Inspire Adult Learners Awards 2009 for
her Sugarcraft classes with Rhondda Cynon
Taff adult education.
She attended a prize giving at the Rhondda
|Rhianydd with Lynnette El-Khatib, Head of Adult
Learning at Rhondda Cynon Taf Council
This year the classes are more popular than ever before, with a range of classes being taught at our studio, and a number of classes
out and about around Rhondda Cynon Taff for Adult Education.
All details can be found on our classes section of the website.
Rhianydd is also branching out into weekend workshops in Milton Keynes for students living further afield.
|Bella & Edwards Wedding Cake
Are you a fan of Twilight?
I was delighted to be asked to make a display wedding cake inspired by "Breaking Dawn" the
upcoming Twilight film
The cake was displayed as a photo opportunity for attendees at Eternal Twilight 4, a Massive
Events Twilight Convention held 22-24th October 2010 in Birmingham.
The cake accompanied a Top Table created for the Cullens and Swans for which I also created the
The celebrities present at the event were:
Chaske Spencer (Sam Uley); Leah Gibson (Nettie); Gil Birmingham (Billy Black); BooBoo Stewart
(Seth); Julia Jones (Leah); Bronson Pelletier (Jared) and Charlie Bewley (Demetri)
|Rhianydds version of Bellas
Birthday cake from the film
Gift Certificates for Studio Courses
Know someone interested in Sugarcraft?
Why not buy them a gift certificate for a Birthday.
Click this link to be taken to the page
The new course list is now online, but new dates are always being added.
|Original Cake Design (C)
Copyright Dragons &
Daffodils Cakes 2010
I was delighted to be asked to create 20
pumpkin designs on 10 pumpkins for the
Halloween party at
www.massiveevents.co.uk "Hallowhedon 2"
held Halloween weekend at the Thistle,
Celebrity guests included:
Anthony Stewart Head (Buffy)
Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Dollhouse, Dodgeball)
Jewel Staite (Firefly, Stargate Atlantis)
Stephanie Romanov (Angel)
Robin Sachs (Buffy)
The pumpkins went down a storm, with the
guests wandering round the tables to see all
the designs. Here are some of them
Thanks to GilesG Photography for the
(large photograph by Andrew Murray)
|Baby Dragon Tutorial
Now available on the Tutorial page of the website
Only £5 to download the PDF format Tutorial. With 59 colour photographs
of the steps and stages to help you re-create our popular baby sleeping
|We will be at the following Bridal Fayres:
Buckland Hall Bridal Fayre
23rd January 2011
11am - 2pm Buckland Hall, Bwlch, Brecon Beacons
Powys, Wales, LD3 7JJ +44 (0)1874 730330
Miskin Manor Bridal Fayre
30th January 2011
11-4pm Free entry
Miskin Manor Country Hotel and Health Club, Miskin, Nr Cardiff, CF72 8ND
Ring to book a consultation at one of the Shows, or to reserve your date and choose your design later.
|*Latest Wedding Availability Update*
We now have quite a few weekends in 2011 which are now full.
If you know you would like Dragons & Daffodils Cakes to make your cake, but you are unsure of the
design, we have a Date Reservation system where you may pay £75 (which comes off the cost of your
cake) and reserve the date and delivery for your wedding and can then choose your design later, by
an agreed date.
Click here for a Date Reservation Form, or ring/email us.
Payment can be made on the Ordering/Reserving Date page
|"Exhibition mini classes revealed!
As a subscriber to the Squires Kitchen newsletter, you are the very first to find out the mini classes taking place at Squires
Kitchen’s Exhibition next March. Click here to see the list and to enter, but be quick – we have limited spaces on these classes
and they fill up fast. These special two-hour classes are the ideal place to pick up skills while you’re at the show with top
names in the industry. Learn floral skills with Alan Dunn, model with expert Rhianydd Easton and sugar artist Carlos
Lischetti, decorate cookies with Vivian Lee and much more." (Taken from the Squires Kitchen Mailing List January 2011)
Squires Kitchen Exhibition Miniclasses
|Exciting new move!
We are delighted to announce that we are in our new premises.
It is 14a Market Street, Pontypridd, RCT CF37 2ST. In Market
Square. The Grand Opening Evening is 6-9pm 13th May 2011.
If you would like to keep up to date with the latest news, follow
our facebook page.
Dragons & Daffodils on Facebook
We look forward to sharing the photographs of the new larger
|Entrance hall and
stairway leading up
to the shop floor.
|The cake for Enrique Iglesias
We are very excited to announce that on the 10th
of June 2011 we were commissioned to make a
cake for Enrique Iglesias.
Visit this link to read more
Were you at the Eisteddfod this year? You may have seen our
three massive 18" cakes that we made for Mencap Cymru.
We were delighted to be asked again to make cakes for them
and the photograph is a little snippit of the detail on one of the
|Radisson Blu 2nd Birthday Celebrations
We were thrilled to be asked to create the cake for the Radisson Blu hotel in
Freshbaked PR organised a fantastic evening of entertainment including the
jukebox Juniors performing at the event alongside a choir and other musical
acts, Stilt walkers, Fire eaters and men in blue morph suits greeted the party
Pictured here is Sally Hughes, general manager of the Radsson Blu with our
|Baker Boys BBC1Wales Thursdays
Did you watch Baker Boys with Eve Myles on BBC1 Wales?
Did you see our cakes. We produced a range for the filming of the show and have popped a
few photographs onto our Facebook page for you to see
Click here to see
|Cake for Nathan Cleverly
We were thrilled to be asked to
create a cake for WBO lightweight his
25th birthday and upcoming fight to
retain his title.
Good luck Nathan!
and thank you to the Cardiff Motorpoint
Arena for asking us to make the cake
|Dragons & Daffodils Cakes have moved
2012 saw great changes in my personal life and I have now moved the business back home so that I am
there for my two wonderful children.
The production of cakes will be unaffected as I am still subject to visits from the Environmental Health
Officers, Trading Standards, Health & Safety and all the important checks that ensure you obtain your cake
from a trusted source.
The business started from home in July 1999 and moved as the business grew. As I now run the business half
wedding cakes and half classes, the premises is no longer needed. In fact, it made being a good Mother there
for my children very difficult. This means I can be there for them and still continue with my love for all things
I have found wonderful larger premises for the classes in Pantygraigwen Road Community Centre, Pontypridd.
child in their first week, I still have my S4C
We were delighted to be commissioned to
make the 170 cupcakes as part of their