Thursday, 8 March 2012

Making Chocolate Easter Eggs & Bunnies

Well, Hello Hello my lovelies ;)

 Today as promised yesterday by yours truly, the how to make make easter that little bit more special and cheaper heheheh, between you and me nowadays is veeeeeryyy important to save some pennies.
 I must admit I love a bit of chocolate of course who doesn't?!!! Sometimes when we're feeling like eatin' something sweet what's the first thing that comes to mind?! Go ON- lets be honest here.... CHOCOLAT Yeah my lovelies I share your pain/ pleasure ;o)

So here it goes, hope you enjoy and actually manage to do them ...

Firstly grease your mould with some cooking spray & melt your chocolate in a bain marie ( for those who have not a clue of what a bain marie I'll explain, you put a pan with some water and another heat resistant recipient on top of the one with the water, put the chocolate chunks into it and let it melt gently) mix the chocolate up with a spoon so that it is heated evenly. Repeat this until all the chocolate has melted. The second step obviously will be to brush the melted chocolate in both half's off the mould ( if making a big choc. egg or bunny ) or completely fill both half's if making a smallish one. Be careful not to over-fill the mold and allow the chocolate Easter eggs to set thoroughly, inside the big ones you can put little pressies (presents) or even more chocolate like m&m's for example that's up to you really.

Separate your egg-halves from the mold and paint each one with melted chocolate. be sure to put the two sides together even if with the aid of a rubber band in order to make a little pressure ans stabilise them, leave them in the fridge cause chocolate gets tougher when cold. If you want to give them has easter gifts there are various cellophane papers/ wrappings available just wrap them on it and use a gift ribbon as well has an elastic rubber on top.

OUR little Secret: when melted chocolate can act has glue to secure both of the half's.

Thank you for watching, see you soon ;)

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Colouring Eggs 4 Easter

Hello my crafty wackys, how have you lot been lately?! Busy ?!-yeahp same here...

It seems to me that Easter is just around the corner everywhere I go this days have easter items on display, like ubber expensive chocolate eggs, like a medium one and I dare saying it again 1 at £10 to £15 pounds, its sheer robbery if you ask me... We all know we can make something better, and even cuter for a cheaper price, but that my friends will be another post, for today I thought why not right about to how to dye an egg?!! we see them everywhere around this holiday season, it is baskets, on top of traditional cakes, on an Easter hunting you name it...

So for this tutorial you'll need:
  • Toothpicks
  •  Food Colouring
  •  Spoons
  • White Vinegar
  • Cups
  •  Hard-boiled Eggs
  • Water
  • Metal Tongs
  • Empty Paper Towel Rolls

The Famous How TO:

Set out a cup or bowl for each colour. They must be deep enough to accommodate eggs.

Cut an empty paper towel roll into sections; you'll set your finished eggs on them to dry.

Stir the food colouring (found in the cake decorating section of craft stores)  into a cup or bowl with 1 cup of very hot water.Add some. white vinegar. and repeat the same process to the other colours.
Dip the hard-boiled eggs into the bowls using a metal spoon or tongs.Then you just need to place them on the egg holders to dry, after this is done it's up to you what you do with them ;)

See you soon ,