We made these last year and they did a great job of fooling people:
The inspiration is from “What’s New Cupcake?”, Karen Tack and Alan Richardson.
To make the eggs shells:
- Melt white candy wafers.
- Lightly oil a paper towel and rub the inside of the plastic eggs to coat with a thin layer of oil.
- Using a small teaspoon, coat the inside of the plastic egg with melted chocolate.
- Place shells upside down, on cookie sheet, in fridge for 5 minutes.
- Check and touch up any that need a second coat.
- When set (10 minutes) remove from fridge and carefully remove from plastic shells. You need broken shells too so don’t panic when some break.
To make cupcakes:
- Follow your favourite recipe for vanilla cupcakes (mine is now the recipe from this book).
- Tint lemon curd with 1 drop of red and 5 drops of yellow food colouring by placing in a zip lock bag and squishing (Daisy loved this part)
- Spread vanilla frosting over the cupcakes and smooth.
- For the yolk, pipe lemon curd straight from the zip lock bag, just cut off the corner.
- Arrange the white chocolate shells on top of the cupcakes so you have whole eggs and broken.
- Place in an egg cup or carton.
Daisy was very pleased with our efforts.
Not sure what we will try this year yet. We are planning!!!