Thursday, April 1, 2010

"Eggspecially" For You

Chocolate Easter eggs are essential in my Easter Baskets.......

but, I find them on their own a tad lack luster.

I reached for my Wilton stash of Daises, , Spring Nonpareils and
pastel Candy Pearls, which are
very similar to dragees.

It just takes a dab of white chocolate applied with a toothpick to stick the Pearl to the Daisie

I wanted a to create a cozy nest for my eggs.
It was a challenge since I wanted it to be edible...of course.
There's nothing softer and sweeter than Cotton Candy.

For Easter gifts I nestled them in dot and striped egg cups.

This dotted egg was covered in the candy Pearls using milk chocolate in place of the white to adhere the candy Pearls.

To form the nonpareils cluster centers, I placed a few Daisie in a little dish and added the white chocolate just as I did for the Pearls. Then I sprinkled the nonpareils over the Daises until they were completely covered. After a few minutes they're dry and ready to apply to your eggs.

Cluster Nonpareil Daisie Egg

Pastel Nonpareils Egg

I brushed a generous coat of white chocolate and nonpareils in sections.
Despite the best efforts there were a few gaps that I touched up with a toothpick and another dab of white chocolate with a dusting of sprinkles.

A ll wrapped up in a pink bow snuggled in a cloud of fluff.

On my last trip to Seattle my Daughter in-love took me to an amazing bakery supply shop.
It was literally jammed packed with every baking accessory imaginable in every nook and cranny, somewhat reminiscent of hunting through Grandmas attic.
In my search I discovered an edible glitter.
Yup, what more could I ask for than some added bling to my culinary confections.

Drizzle Dazzle.

Take a stroll over to our gracious hostess Designs By Gollum to visit her Foodie Friday friends.

I hope your Easter is" Eggstra" special and
your basket is filled with a bounty of chocolate eggs.


Julie said...

Beautiful eggs! Almost too pretty to eat.

Lori said...

Sara, your eggs are much more special looking all prettied up like that...have a wonderful and blessed Easter!!!

The French Bear said...

Gorgeous and so pretty! Each one is a yummy work of art...... you have a great artistic flair. Have a Happy Easter Sara!
Margaret B

Kristina P. said...

So fun! I really need some chocolate right now. :)

Rising Rainbow said...

Guess I never thought about decorating chocolate eggs. Pretty cool.

Sares said...

You made the most beautiful chocolate eggs I have ever seen! You must have put a lot of work into these beauties, but it really paid off! I hope you have a wonderful Easter Sara!

wendy said...

Oh Sara you create the most amazingly beautiful things. I'd love to have those gorgeous Eggs at my house on display or as place/name tag settings for Easter Dinner.

But ----I don't create. and I loved the white, what was it place mats, table cloth?? with the pastel trim.

and that is the cutest thing ever
I'll have to remember that one.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

You have a gift--to take something GOOD to start with and make it so incredibly GORGEOUS. Wow.

Florence said...

Love all those eggs, especially the ones with the daisies. They are all beautiful. Florence

The Vintage Kitten said...

Your eggs look beautiful! Hope you had a lovely Easter X

Hi I'm Carrie from said...

Sara, I just loved how creative you got with your egg decorating....they are so inspiring and beautiful. I bet everyone loved them! Glad you are getting caught up and came by for a visit!

LuLu Kellogg said...

You are SO talented!

Now I need some chocolate!

So glad you popped by for a visit :) I would love to see your rose hat if you create it...I am sure it will be lovely.


Justine said...

G, I cannot believe how much work you put into each little egg! They came out so beautiful. Who did you give them to? Neighbors?

Justine :o )

Jacqueline said...

Good morning Sara!
Thanks for stopping by my Auntie Jacquelines blog. Have you been to my Once Upon a Fairyland blog? I'm having a April give away called Gnomes Ahoy. You are welcome to come aboard ship!
I'm from Bellingham, where is the bakery supply store in Seattle? You did an amazing job of these in the egg for sure!
Have a good week dear heart. Cheers to Pepsi and good bolony (my spelling version) sandwich days!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

wow...I would have never thought of such a thing. My hubs loves those eggs...I don't think I would have time before he ate them to decorate then...but they are really cute!

Cora said...

Oh my Sara, these are did a great job. And the edible glitter...Oh yeah!!
Love that!

Happy spring to you my dear!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

How pretty! You did a great job decorating them.
Thanks for stopping by. I added the butterflies in photobucket. Under Edit there is section for animation. It is pretty limited as to what they have to add, but I thought the butter flies were pretty.

Rosie said... whimsical...thanks for this amazing happy to find you through our sweet on...Rosie...

Lori said...

Oh you !!!
Beyond adorable, beyond cute, FABULOUS!!! I Love it! Did those Wilton flowers come in a pack? Don't remember seeing them! In my city we've a huge candy and cake decorating shop, so much fun! Lori

Shelia said...

Hi Sara! Oh, what beautiful eggs! Even though they're edible - they're too pretty to eat!
Thank you for your sweet visit and hope your week is going well.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Debbie said...

Look at you decorating everything up so nice and pretty! I hope everything is going well for you.

Joyce said...

Sorry about your friends niece. your eggs are amazing and I have to remember to give this a try next Easter. Thanks for peaking at my blog today. I need to start baking again but I also need to fit into my bathing suit in 4 weeks so I have been trying not to play with flour and for me that is so hard:) I should crack and give in every day as I am getting the shakes walking past my KitchenAid mixer as it screams my name to feed it with Flour:)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Wow! How creative you are! They are almost too pretty to eat!

Thank you for your nice long sweet message. I'm sorry to hear of your losses and sadness. I pray you are back to your creative self soon, creating is very good therapy!


Wendy said...

These look so good! This looks like so much fun to decorate chocolate eggs! Yum!! Thanks for your sweet comments and visits today! I always enjoy my visits here!!
Have a great weekend!

Amanda said...

Wow they came out so beautiful!

Barbara Jean said...

Oh these look yummy.
Too beautiful to eat!

Thanks for coming by.
I have not been able to visit all I would like lately either.
Big project going on at the store keeping me busy.

Of to see more of your sweet blog.

barbara jean

Sue said...

OMG Sara, You took those Cadbury eggs to the extreme as far as decorating them! They are gorgeous! I know what you mean about not getting around to visit- I am only now starting to post and visit friends. It is getting a little easier these days with my nursing and maid jobs! :-)
Sorry to hear about your situation. I hope you're feeling and doing better and you can visit more of your blog friends.
hugs, Sue

Tardevil said...

So glad you came by my blog! I was away for a week, so I'm catching up with EVERYTHING too! Your eggs are precious! I bet the recipients loved receiving them. Love the egg cups too. I haven't seen any like those. Hope you had a great Easter!

Natasha said...

Wow Sara, you must be so patient as well as talented! These decorations are so intricate and very very beautiful! How lucky would someone be to find one of these in Easter basket!

I am so glad you came to visit my blog. Thanks so much for your sweet comment too. I look forward to seeing what other treats you blog about in the future. Hope that you will come back and visit me again soon too.

Best wishes,

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Hope you had a lovely Easter.
Pretty eggs. Your Cadbury's Creme Eggs look so different to the ones here in the UK. Where are you?!

bj said...

OMGosh, what a SWEET post, Mizz Sara.
These eggs are waaay too pretty to eat !! BUT...if I had one, it wouldn't last 2 minutes before I had it devoured !! :))
They really are beautiful. You're so talented at this!
xo bj

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh My Goodness Sara, these eggs are beautiful-and even more so because they are edible! Loved this. laurie

Chatty Crone said...

I have missed you! Glad to see you are back. Thank you for the comment. I hope you are feeling a little better about last month - I know it hit you hard and will take time to heal. Love, sandie

Chatty Crone said...

PS LOVE YOUR EGGS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mary said...

What a gorgeous post. The eggs are really lovely. I have kept you in my thoughts and prayers and hope the loss of your niece and good friend get easier as time passes. Take care. Blessings...Mary

Tanza said...

Hi Sara,
Sooo wonderful to hear from you, and always enjoy my visits here !! Everything you share is soo SWEET and beautiful !! always makes me want to bake and decorate !! you make it all look soo easy !! Sure hope you are doing well, and having fun creating and doing what makes your heart happy .. Thanks for dropping by, you always are so sweet and encouraging .. Have a happy weeek my friend ~
hugs ~tea~xo

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Sara...

Oh my took those boring little eggs up a notch, didn't you? They look so springy now! And, I'll bet they're delish.

I had a wonderful day with my little daughter. We always laugh so much. And, yes! LOVE spring. It's my favorite season.



Sweet Sara, your creations and images are divine! I am so glad you stopped by today, as I have been a bit in and out of the loop lately. I have caught up here on your blog and must say that I am so sad for your losses last month and sad that I wasn't by to wish you peace. So, now I bid you peace and comfort during this healing process and Spring's renewal wishes. I caught a wonderful aroma of wisteria last week and just fell in love with the scent! Hugs, Angela

blushing rose said...

Sara, Your creations are absolutely gorgeous & look delectable!

I apologize for not being by more often, & am sad to learn of your loss & know that prayers are lifting for you. Everyone would be pleased to receive one of these beauties.

Spring has sprung, the air is filled with the sweet scents of the florals & beauty of colors. Enjoy!

Have a wonderful day.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Blondie's Journal said...

I'm sure you heard it before, but the eggs are almost too pretty to eat...but I can get past that!!

Nicely done. And thanks for stopping by again!! :-)

Happy Met Monday!


Patty said...

So adorable! Hope you had a fantastic Easter ;)

Janean said...

you little *smarty pants* doing all that FAB work to those (now) boring old chocolate easter eggs! wow-zah! i'm impressed indeed. :)

Michelle said...

Sara! So glad you stopped by (several times, in fact). You are such a sweetheart! Okay, I must be losing it but I had no idea you lived in Vancouver, Washington. Did I read that right? We should get together sometime! Maybe your sweet surprises like these decadent Easter Eggs will help me with the SAD. Lol! I will no longer be SAD if I'm around those yummy goodies. You are so wonderful with your desserts!! Oh and the heat thing.....I think I could take that heat about now (but not for long if I sweat buckets). Hemet...isn't that inland Southern California?

I've missed coming by but I will be by more often now that I'm shaking the blues. I'm telling you it's the weather because the last few days have been sunny and I have felt more alive. :)

Ummm....gosh, I can't remember...did I miss an award from you (could have been someone else). Ugh!

Lots of love and hugs!!

Michelle :)

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Sweetie. It was so nice to hear from you today. It really put a smile on my face! :)

It's seems so much does happen when we are away from blogland. I'm praying for you and that this month is a month of renewal for you just as you said.

I'm also enjoying the better weather but not taking advantage of it like I should. I hope you stop by for a visit again real soon.

Best wishes and warm hugs...Tracy :)

Jennifer Juniper said...

Holy smokes, how did I miss these wonderful eggs? This is a fantastic idea :)

Betzie said...

OH MY GOSH...I have never seen such gorgeous candy in my life!!!Sara you are so amazing and how could anyone eat those???
I hope Martha saw them!!!! She needs your talent on her show more often!!!
Thanks for visiting me, always love seeing you and reading your sweet comments.
Happy spring girlfriend!!!

Mimi Sue said...

How adorable and what a great idea! Years ago I took a candy making class and those eggs homemade are a lot of work. These are just brilliant! So very sorry to hear about your losses. It is a part of life, I know, but so painful. Hope you are doing as well as you can. Mimi

Anonymous said...

My daughter's name is Sara..with an H...

i think these treats are so yummy looking they are almost way to pretty to eat!

ciao bella
come see me sometime at

Creative Carmelina

Becca said...

Hi Sara ... your eggs are absolutely gorgeous !! I agree, they *are* too pretty to eat !! You are one extremely talented lady ... I'm envious of your talents !! And, thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet note about my great room !! Take care, Becca

once in a blue moon... said...

hi sara, you eggs are beauties. glad to see you back, hope all is well, spring is such a good time for renewal and hope~

w said...

oh my gosh. i love them! what a genius idea.

also. dang. easter is over. maybe i can find some eggs on clearance somewhere.

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Sara, You are just too creative! I was catching up with your blog and I'm so sorry to hear of your losses. It seems that there have been so many heartaches these past couple of weeks. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

The Blonde Duck said...

Those are so cute! I hope you had a good Easter!

Storybook Woods said...

Oh look how smart you are. Very sweet. Happy, very late Easter. Clarice

The Four Tides said...

Lovely images, ideas and inspirations! Look forward to connecting more... xo, Jacqueline