LAKEWOOD, Ohio — Business has been egg-cellent for one Lakewood confectioner who has hatched a very unique item that is suddenly in high demand: hand-made chocolate dragon eggs, complete with a baby dragon figurine inside.
Cassandra Fear of Lakewood-based Fear’s Confections said orders for the $12 eggs have been flying out the door. In the last 48 hours, they’ve gotten orders for about 100 of them, mostly for shipments all over the country and Canada ahead of the premiere of the final season of Game of Thrones.
“Unlike a lot of other chocolate shops that I've seen all over the world that are just doing them for a week or two, we have been doing them for about a year or so and don't intend to stop,” Fear said in an online interview. “Geek chocolates is our niche market and we are doing our best to fill all orders.”
Fear’s Confections, which has had a retail space in Lakewood since 2013, makes a wide variety of sweet geek candy, from chocolate Death Stars to a “Whovian Collection” of Doctor Who treats. The store also makes another Game of Thrones item: a $3 dire wolf-shaped chocolate lollipop.
Fear said they expected orders for the eggs to trickle in.
“And they did for about the last year and then all of a sudden we have been blindsided,” she said. “Apparently lots and lots of people never realize that we make them even though they are in our case everyday." She has been jokingly referring to her store as the Dragon Egg Emporium.
Fear said that she is able to make eight eggs at one time, but creating them is a six or seven-step process that took about three hours to make 16.
“It may seem silly because orders of that size don't seem that big but when you are as small as us and everything is literally handmade in a 900 square foot storefront, it's quite a workload on such short notice,” Fear said.
The eggs come in three colors, and each come with its own dragon figurine inside — a feature that Fear said makes her eggs one-of-a-kind.
You can order your own dragon eggs at Fear’s Confections, located at 15208 Madison Ave. in Lakewood, or online at FearsConfections.com .