jueves, 22 de marzo de 2012

Panoramic Sugar Eggs

"Panoramic Sugar Eggs"

Sugar Eggs are a touch of the past that need to be shared with today's generation. Truly an icon of Easter, these delicately decorated sugar eggs still hold the fascination that they always did.

And with Creatividades Latinas instructor, easy teaching style, you'll be able to create these special Easter treats.

And shows you step-by-step how to make these lovely "Panoramic Sugar Eggs!" They should be a part of your decorating repertoire!

For the Panoramic Egg molds, Call Creatividades Latinas 1-818-492-6390

Here are some lovely instructions for making Panoramic Sugar Eggs sent in by long time reader Harlean. (originally published 3-21-2005)

List of Supplies:

  • 2-piece hard plastic egg (available at Wal-Mart)
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Light cardboard
  • Egg Whites
  • Flat Cookie Sheet
  • Food Coloring
  • Figurines for inside egg
  • Cake decorator


Fill the mold halves with sugar to figure out how much you will need for each egg. You will need to mix with just enough water to make it like sand for sand castles . . . about 1 Tablespoon of water for each cup of sugar. Just sprinkle the water on a little at a time and mix with your hands. When you squeeze a handful and it clumps together, it's ready.
Pack both halves of the egg firmly with damp sugar. Level off. Place your cardboard on top and invert the egg onto it. Place carefully on the cookie sheet, and slide the egg off the cardboard. Carefully life the plastic mold off the sugar. Using a thin knife, make a cut down through the pointed end of the egg about 1/2 an inch from the end. Or if you would like a larger opening, make this 3/4 inch. Leave this piece in place for the time being, as it will keep the end from drying so you can scoop out the opening. Leave eggs to dry. This step will take several hours. Just wait until you can pick one up in your hand without it collapsing. You may lose a few at first, until you get the "feel" of it.
When it is ready to handle, very carefully scoop out the sugar from inside leaving at least 1/4 inch of shell of a little more. You can use the sugar that you scoop out of your first egg to make another egg. Let the hollow shells sit overnight to let them get completely dry . . . then rub the inside with your fingers, to smooth the inside surface a little.
Make your icing, divide it into small amounts and make several colors. Leave some white to "glue" the two halves of the egg together. The icing consists of Powdered Sugar and Egg Whites.
Place a couple egg whites in your mixer bowl and blend enough powdered sugar to form peaks. If it is not still enough, your decorations will collapse, and if it is too stiff, you will not be able to squeeze it out of your decorator. You can spread a little green icing in the bottom half of the egg, set your little figurine inside, pressing it into the icing to secure it. Or you can pipe "grass" inside. This icing will dry very hard, and hold your bunny or whatever in place. These little figurines can be found at Hobby Lobby or other craft stores before Easter and are inexpensive. If you think ahead, you can get them at clearance prices after Easter for next year. I paid 50 cents each for the ones pictured here.
After you secure the bunny (or figurine), spread white icing on top of the bottom half of the egg sparingly. I find this is most easily done with your finger. Match the edges, set the top half onto the bottom half. If the hole looks ragged, don't worry. Your icing trim will cover this.
How elaborate you are with the finishing touches will be determined by your expertise with a cake decorator. the simplest, but still impressive, embellishment is to simply use a star tip to cover the seam around the egg, and to trim out the round hole at the pointed end. You can even make simple flowers with a star tip, if you are a beginner decorator. You can be creative here. You can personalize them, you can add ribbons. It is up to you. Just have fun with it.

If stored properly, these will keep for years. Do not wrap them in paper, as they will draw moisture if you live in a humid climate. They can be just set on a shelf, or stored in a sealed Zip Lock Bag. They can even be boxed and stored in the freezer. But they will be loved and cherished by anyone who receives them.


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