Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Tradition: Sugar Eggs

One year my aunt taught my mom how to make these fancy looking sugar eggs for Easter. We always Made Gingerbread houses for Christmas. So, it only made sense that this became our new Easter tradition.

You can find these eggs sold at boutiques anywhere from $3 - $15. And yet they are actually very simple to make. Craft stores sell special molds for the sugar eggs, or you can just use some of these. These large plastic eggs are what we used as our molds every year and they work great.

My mom's always looked more elegant as she knew how to decorate with frosting.

But all seven of us kids loved making them too! We used to fill them with candy and give them to a teacher or someone special.

Here is the recipe for anyone that wants to try it for next year. I always make my egg pieces a few days before I plan to decorate them.

For 1 Sugar Egg (makes 2 halves)
2 C sugar
2 tbsp ice water

Mix with back of spoon till all moist. If you want colored eggs, add a few drops of food coloring to the water before mixing with sugar. Use plastic eggs molds that separate in half lengthwise. Press sugar into molds. Pack solid. With spoon, hollow out inside, leaving "shell". At pointed end make a peep hole. Place heavy card board over egg and turn over. Shake once. Lift off plastic egg. Let dry at least 24 hours before "gluing" together with frosting.
2 egg whites
2 C powdered sugar
¼ tsp cream of tartar

Beat egg white till frothy. Add cream of tartar and beat until stiff. Gradually add pwd sugar. Put both halves together with frosting. Pipe frosting around seam and around peep hole. When dry fill with goodies and decorate.


Cindy said...

Happy Easter to you and your family!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Those are amazing!

Ruthykins said...

well, once again i decorated sugar eggs. mom made them and put them together and then i frosted the snot outta them. well, i tried to make them look nice. don't know if i succeeded. rachel and i gave them to the ladies that we visit teach.

RhondaLue said...

that is QUITE original! I'm pretty darn impressed.