Decorative Hard-Boiled Egg Ideas - Using a Hard-Boiled Egg Mold
The tool: an egg mold. It is basically a plastic device that clamshells over a hard-boiled egg or a two-part mold that snaps around it.
Where Can I Find Hard-Boiled Egg Molds?
These egg molds can also be purchased online. The most obvious supplier I can think of are J-List (they specialise in all things Japan- including bento supplies), however hard-boiled egg molds can also be purchased on very mainstream sites such as Amazon and Ebay.
How to Use A Hard-Boiled Egg Mold
After the eggs have cooled, they'll conform to the mold and stick in the mold's random, adorable shape! When you're ready, simply un-clasp the mold and your adorable, protein-packed snacks will pop right out.
A note about egg sizes: stay away from extra large and jumbo! Egg molds tend to run on the small size, so larger eggs tend to overflow.
Dying Molded Eggs
To die your hard-boiled egg, place the finished, molded product in a bath of vegetable dye. Let the egg soak until it had reached your desired level of brightness.
Other Decorative Hard-Boiled Egg Options
Another less laborious option is to draw faces onto your eggs after you have dyed them. I do this with sharpies for bold lines. One can get quite creative with faces in hid respect.
You can also do some low-tech decorative things with normal, peeled hard-boiled eggs. One of my favourites involves slicing into the egg's centre in a zig-zag manner around its circumference. When the two halves are separated, one is presented with a beautiful beveled edge.
Isn't it amazing what you can do with eggs?
Other Japanese Food Shaping Phenomenons
What can we expect from the future? Hopefully lots of adorably shaped foods! In the mean time, I hope you have lots of fun shaping hard-boiled eggs.
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