Ingredients for the sugar eggs:
5 Cups Sugar
1 Egg White
optional, Food Coloring
knife and spoon
small decorations for inside
royal icing to decorate outside/inside
1) Mix the sugar, egg white and food coloring well. It will have the consistency of damp sand.
5) Scoop damp sugar out of egg halves, leaving a "hollow" shell. Do not leave the sides too thin.
6) Using a spoon or your fingers carefully remove edge from trimmed end to make "peep" hole opening.
7) Leave egg halves upside down until inside is completely dry
9) Use royal icing to decorate and secure items inside bottom egg half.
11) Use icing to cover seams and decorate around "peep" hole.
13) Add flowers and other decorations, using icing to secure them to the eggs.
14) Stand back and admire your work while realizing you are now one step closer to Martha
When you scoop out the middles of your eggs return the sugar mixture to your bowl to make more eggs!
When trimming out the peep hole of the semi-dried egg halves be careful, it will be dry and brittle and can leave a ragged hole if not done gently.
Icing hides a multitude of sins. If your egg cracks you can repair it with icing or if your peep hole is ragged cover it with icing or flowers.
Can't find any molds? I used a traditional plastic easter egg to make this little cutie. :o)
Send me pics if you make any - I'd love to post them and link to your blog!