Have you seen Easter sugar eggs? These beautiful panoramic Easter crafts definitely looked beautiful, but I didn’t think they would taste so good. So, I created mine using delicious Candy Melts® candy.
I started by melting lavender Candy Melts® candy (in short intervals) in the microwave until smooth. Using a decorator brush, I painted the melted candy in the Mini Decorated Egg Pan. I followed the same steps using melted yellow candy.
After melting pink Candy Melts® candy, I used a pastry brush to cover a thin layer over the lavender and yellow candy area. You’ll want to be careful not to spread it around too much, or the lavender and yellow candy will melt from the heat and distort the design. (This happened with my flower-patterned eggs.) I then placed the pan in the fridge. After the candy set, I added another layer of melted pink candy and returned it to the fridge.
To create the candy bunnies, I used the Bunny Whoopie Pie Pan and dark cocoa Candy Melts® candy. I poured the melted candy into the cavities and placed the pan in the refrigerator until set. Once set, they popped right out. I added a Candy Eyeball with a little melted candy and pressed it in place.
For the candy grass, I cut light green and bright green Sugar Sheets! edible decorating paper into small strips using scissors.
Once the eggs popped out of the pan, I pressed the halves against a cookie sheet that was warmed in the oven to smooth down the edges. For the egg with the circles and lines, I filled half with a cocoa bunny, jelly beans, pearl candy and the edible paper grass.
I took the other matching egg half, smoothed the edge and pressed it to the filled half to make a surprise filled egg. (Can’t you imagine children loving the aspect of getting to crack their own egg and then finding the sweet treats!)
For another egg, I pressed the two waved eggs together. Using a paring knife, I cut the top off to create a cracked look. I filled my egg with a few store-bought marshmallow chicks that I stacked and added jelly beans, pearl candy and edible paper grass. Melted candy held everything in place on top.
For the last egg—the one with the flower—I attached the edible paper grass, jelly beans, pearl candy and the cocoa bunny with melted pink candy. Because the bunny filled the egg, I didn’t attach the other half. (If I filled it with a smaller bunny, such as Bunny Silhouette Icing Decorations, I could have easily added the other egg half and then cut out an opening for a diorama.)
I was able to make a little basket for the eggs using the Picket Fence Cupcake Wrap. After creating the wrap, I cut a handle from another one and attached it to the wrap.
I’m sure I will use these eggs in baskets, for place settings and tasty decorations. I think I like the chick egg best! Which is your favorite egg?