"Baring between them a great cedar chest bound in bronze. When she opened it, she found piles of the finest velvets and damasks the Free Cities could produce...and resting on top, nestled in the soft cloth, three huge eggs." "The surface of the shell was covered with tiny scales, and as she turned the egg between her fingers, they shimmered like polished metal in the light of the setting sun. One egg was a deep green. with burnished bronze flecks that came and went depending on how Danny turned it. Another was pale cream streaked with gold. The last was black, as black as a midnight sea, yet alice with scarlet ripples and swirls." "It was truly a magnificent gift."
~Passages from George R.R. Martin's A Game of Thrones.
A Song of Ice and Fire has been enjoyed by many in book form for some time now, and more recently become more popular by the HBO series A Game of Thrones. And for good reason, the world has so much depth, history and realism you can't help but be sucked in. There is some controversy over G.R.R.M's penchant for killing off characters, but in this chocolate maker's humble opinion, it just adds so much more adventure, mystery, and suspense
to every word of a new book. After all, in the real world as well as his, all men must die.
Though not made from stone, these dragon eggs are arguably more valuable then the dragon eggs of old, as these are created from chocolate. A great gift to present anyone of importance, these eggs are sure to please. The photoshoot depicts Daenerys Targaryen, the mother of dragons, caring for her eggs, and later during the ceremony before the old crones of Vaes Dothrak when she was presented with the heart of a horse to consume in order to tell if her child would be strong. "The stallion who mounts the world" they said, who knew they could be so very wrong...
I enjoy G.R.R.M's world so much, it inspired my model name, Nymeria. Though she is strong, beautiful, and something to be feared, I'm not referring to Nymeria Sand, one of the Sand Snakes from Dorne, but instead Arya's dire wolf. The scene where Arya chooses to save Nymeria's life from the much hated Joffrey, by throwing rocks and chasing her off brought sobs to my chest. Throughout the books there is mention of a great female wolf around the Gods Eye, it's quite fitting to see the two grow into strong and fearless females, and one can only hope their paths cross again even though they are currently so far apart.
"You are named after the dog?!?"
"I've got a lot of fond memories of that dog."
A fun fact for some, and a reminder for others: if you would like to visit Cakes Cove, there will be a booth (#5017) in the North building at this years Toronto Fan Expo - being held at the Metro Toronto Convention Center August 22nd - 25th. There will be plenty of creations on display, as well as delicious items to buy, including a 2013 - 2014 Cakes Cove calendar with many images from our photoshoots. This public appearance will also be in celebration for launching the ordering section of our website on August 26th. Stay tuned! If there are any photoshoot themes or ideas you would like to see, please e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org.