Archive | April 2012

The lost art of sugar eggs…

When I was a young girl, my aunt would bring these amazingly beautiful, seemingly crystal magic eggs to my sisters and I. They were decorated so beautifully with a range of pastel colors.  I made them for my children a couple of times.  I thought I’d make them again this year. I found an incredibly easy recipe and so I gave it my best shot and this is the result.

I know there are some really great cake and candy makers that would laugh at my attempts at decorating…but I had fun anyway!

I read that the FDA requires these be made 100% edible, that means even the interior decorations need to be fashioned out of fondant or bought candy.  I suppose to keep youngin’s from ingesting foreign objects.  I just used some really cute Easter pictures that I came across.

Here is the sugar shell recipe that I altered to make it vegan (as it had egg in it).   I used a teaspoon of Ener-G egg replacer and a tablespoon of water  instead of the egg.

1 t Ener-G egg replacer
1 T water
3.5 C granulated sugar
.5 C powdered sugar

mold the egg by pressing the dough in the plastic egg form firmly and then turn out on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
bake in a 200 degree oven for 15 minutes and scoop out the middle wet portion.

The frosting I tried to make vegan as well but the only vegan royal icing frosting recipe I found did not hold body or form, so I had to yield and make it the traditional way with egg white, still vegetarian!

traditional royal icing:

1 # confectioners sugar
2 large or 3 small egg whites
1/4 t cream of tarter.

color with food coloring and go to town!