Easter Recipes

Making Sugar Eggs Without the Right Ingredients

April 18, 2014

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Making sugar eggs even without the right ingredients is easy and you might even have everything you need in your house right now.

For years I have wanted to make sugar eggs. I remember holding my first sugar egg wondering how they made such a thing and got the little panoramic scene inside. I was four years old and I imagined it was a very difficult task, that idea of difficulty stayed in my mind and I never attempted to make one until I came across instructions on Martha Stewart’s website. I realized then that my four year old self was wrong, at least I was crossing my fingers that I was wrong.

Making sugar eggs even without the right ingredients is easy and you might even have everything you need in your house right now.

I decided to give regular sugar a whirl in the food processor which gave little to no results. There wasn’t a way for me to get the sugar any finer so I just went ahead and used regular granulated sugar, added my water and my coloring and filled the molds (one at a time) and carefully popped them out onto the underside of a plate (because it’s flat); Martha’s site recommended cardboard, but I was fresh out of it so I used plates instead.

Making sugar eggs even without the right ingredients is easy and you might even have everything you need in your house right now.Making sugar eggs even without the right ingredients is easy and you might even have everything you need in your house right now.

The details of the eggs were not crisp or clean because the sugar grains were a little large, but they worked and I got to try making them. Even though Easter is just a few days away you could easily have these ready to go for your festivities with or without the right ingredients!

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  • Grandmother April 18, 2014 at 6:07 am

    Those are so cute! Love the colors. What does Little Man think? He should watch the mail for some Easter Eggs!

    • Heather April 18, 2014 at 3:12 pm

      Thank you! :D Mmm he was interested in the process, but grew disinterested pretty quickly. :D

  • Marti April 18, 2014 at 6:21 am

    I love them and love the kind of sugar you used, it gives them texture. Pinned :)

    • Heather April 18, 2014 at 3:11 pm

      I feel more confident now that I know I wasn’t just fooling myself! :D Thank you Marti!

  • Ashley @ 3 Little Greenwoods April 18, 2014 at 8:23 am

    I thought I had two more weeks too! We better get to cooking!

    Love your pretty sugar eggs! {I never used or have the right ingredients either!}

    • Heather April 18, 2014 at 3:09 pm

      OMG isn’t it just terrible…I think that needs to go on the next Mama Mondays pet peeve list…losing track of when a holiday is! :D Thank you!

  • Chastity April 18, 2014 at 8:43 am

    I love these and they turned out great! Story of my life never having all of the ingredients:)

    • Heather April 18, 2014 at 3:07 pm

      Thank you Chastity! Ok you make me feel so much better that it’s not just me! :O Hehe

  • Megan Walker April 18, 2014 at 10:39 am

    I’ve never heard of sugar eggs before! So pretty : )

    • Heather April 18, 2014 at 3:06 pm

      Thank you Megan!

  • Ginnie April 19, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    These are so pretty! I think they turned out great!

    • Heather April 21, 2014 at 2:10 am

      Thank you Ginnie!

  • Simple Nature Decor April 20, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    The sugar eggs are so different and i love different! I like the way you put them in the pretty tea cups. I wonder if you make tea, you can add the sugar eggs to the tea or maybe it be too sweet! Love it
    Take Care
    Maria

    • Heather April 21, 2014 at 2:03 am

      Oh that is a lovely idea! You could make small eggs so that it wouldn’t be too much sugar. I love it! Thank you Maria!

  • Toodie April 20, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    I would never have thought to try them although I remember wondering too how they got those little scenes in there. Super job you did – I know mine would not have turned out like that!

    • Heather April 21, 2014 at 1:05 am

      Hi Toodie! They were really quite easy I was very surprised by the ease! Thank you!

  • Marti April 21, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Okay maybe I’ve been living under a rock but I have never heard of Sugar Eggs. They sound beautiful? And I’m sure your batch was delicious.
    Marti

    • Heather April 22, 2014 at 2:47 am

      One of the ladies here had the idea to use these in tea…I LOVE that it, would make wonderful use of them! Thanks Marti!

  • Jess April 21, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    This is SUPER cute!! :)

    Thanks again for joining the Link Up this week!

    • Heather April 22, 2014 at 2:44 am

      Thank you! :D

  • Mary @ GoCrochetCrazy.blogspot.com April 22, 2014 at 4:19 am

    Heather, your sugar eggs are beautiful and I love the way you displayed and photographed them! Thank you for sharing them this past weekend at my link party at . I hope to see you again at this week’s party!

    • Heather April 22, 2014 at 10:37 pm

      Thank you Mary! :D Thank you for the invite!

  • Terri Henkels April 22, 2014 at 7:46 am

    They are darling and really cute! What a fun project. Stopping by from Happiness is Homemade party.

    • Heather April 22, 2014 at 10:35 pm

      Thank you Terri!

  • Beverly April 22, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    These are so cute. I have not heard of them so I was excited to see them. You certainly waited a long time to make them. lol!
    Hugs,
    Bev

    • Heather April 22, 2014 at 10:31 pm

      Haha! Yep it sure was! :D Thank you Bev I am glad you liked them!

  • Jennifer @ Brave New Home April 22, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    Those turned out well! What a special treat. I’d love to see you make some with the finer sugar for some other holiday. Neat idea!

    • Heather April 23, 2014 at 8:41 pm

      I am thinking I just might! I am going to keep my eye out for some of the fine sugar! Thank you Jennifer!

  • Betsy @ BPhotoArt April 23, 2014 at 6:48 am

    These turned out great! As others have said, I like the texture you got with the sugar you used. (Thanks for sharing at Happiness is Homemade, we’d love to have you next week too :) )

    • Heather April 23, 2014 at 8:39 pm

      Oh thank you Betsy! :D

  • Deborah April 23, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    They turned out lovely Heather! Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week! Blessings ~Deborah

    • Heather April 23, 2014 at 8:33 pm

      Thank you doll for the parties! :D

  • Ashley @ 3 Little Greenwoods April 25, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Hey sweet friend!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! Join us again on Saturday morning at 8:00 am EST!

    ~ Ashley

    • Heather April 25, 2014 at 11:09 pm

      Hi Ashley! Thank you for the lovely parties! :D

  • Mommy on Demand April 25, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    I loved how these turned out! Thanks for sharing with us at Happiness is Homemade, Make sure to come back on Sunday and grab our featured button!!!

    • Heather April 25, 2014 at 11:04 pm

      Thank you! :D I will be there!