They looked so yummy and I was positive she was going to have a how- to tutorial on how to make them. I was shocked to find out they weren't real but I liked them so much , I decided to figure out how to make my own.
I paid a visit to Michaels craft store where I found these white wooden eggs. I then bought some acrylic paint in chocolate brown and black. Then I got some Scribbles 3 diminsional paint in white, chocolate brown, black and lilac.
And here is the finished result ( well I think I will spray them with verathane to seal them and make them look more glossy, but that will have to wait for another day as I have to go to work)
What do you think, do they look edible to you?
While I was waiting for paint to dry, I took a dozen real eggs and blew them out. I used a small file to poke a hole through both ends, then used a dremal with a pointy sanding disc to widen the hole at the bottom.
Use a needle to break up the yolk and then blow through the small hole to empty the contents of the egg.
Then they were put in a pot of cold water with one tblsp of vinegar and boiled for about 10 minutes to sterilize them , all the while skimming the stuff that floated to the top.
Heres all my eggs in one basket :)
I gave some to my friend and he cracked one open for us on camera.
MMMMM, yummy solid chocolate egg. (and this one is edible!!)
I used 1kilo of semi -sweet chips and got a dozen eggs out of that. I'm sure I could have done probably another 4 or so , but I made a big mess and had chocolate everywhere and wasted a fair amount. I think next time, I would use quail eggs as they are much smaller to fill. If you crack them near the top and carefully remove the egg shell, you could fill the bottoms with candle wax and a wick and reuse them as Easter Egg candles.
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