For years and I mean 23 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.
We have a total of 5 hours every week to get all of the week’s errands completed, and I really mean 5 hours or LESS for the ENTIRE week’s errands. Adding anything extra to the list of places we need to go means we give up somewhere else that we need to go or something we need to do and it waits until the following weekend. You can imagine the backlog of errands we have waiting for us! Hehe Where we live we don’t have a great variety of places to shop to find “specific” items for projects, let’s put it this way; we have a Target on every corner and that’s about it. So when I need something slightly oddball I order it online. Sometimes when it comes to ordering things online the prices can be outrageous; when I set out to find some bar sugar the only stuff that would get to me in time was $6 a pound! SIX DOLLARS A POUND! I already had the molds and I wasn’t going to give up, but I wasn’t driving around the entire city to find sugar either.
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 with it, added my water and my coloring and filled the molds (one at a time) and carefully popped them out onto the bottom of a plate (because it’s flat); Martha’s site recommended cardboard, but I was fresh out of it so I used half a dozen plates instead.
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. Though, I love sugar eggs, I am not going to become a sugar egg artist so I am pleased with the results and glad I didn’t spend $12 on the 2lbs of sugar needed for the cooking/craft project. If you were able to find bar/ultrafine sugar your eggs will have much finer details than mine do but, if you don’t feel like going out to get new sugar you can just make them with regular sugar. Believe it or not making sugar eggs without the right ingredients is so easy. 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!
Well my darlings Easter is coming and the goose is getting fat…oh wait that’s for Christmas. Easter is going to be here in a couple of days and I still need to go buy my ham, because I thought I had 2 more weeks! I hope you are a little more prepared than I am or at the very least that you knew Easter was this week. See you then!
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