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Make Your Own Easter Eggs Using A Mold
Making Your Own Easter Eggs
There are plenty of Easter eggs in the shops that you can just go out and buy but if you want something a little more special, or if you enjoy making things by hand, or even if you are looking for an activity to do with the kids then making your own Easter eggs is fun and reasonably simple, even if it can get a bit messy!
Easter Egg Origins
Whether we are talking about painted Easter eggs or chocolate Easter eggs, both seem to have a heavy traditional presence in various countries around the world, particularly in the Christian calendar. Painted Easter eggs came first obviously and have been around for centuries, apparently even pre-dating the Christian origins of the current habit of giving chocolate eggs at Easter.
The idea behind giving eggs at Easter stems from the resurrection of Christ, because the fact that he was reborn is symbolised by new birth in an egg. It is only relatively recently in historical terms that chocolate eggs have been given at Easter and some say it is just a manipulation of the Christian holiday by the chocolate manufacturers to increase sales.
There are also other theories about how Easter eggs came about but they are now firmly ensconced as a Christian tradition. You can check out how to make your own Easter eggs using a mold further down in this article.
Having Easter Eggs As A Child
Having touched on the commercialism of Easter eggs, there is no doubt that, as a child, I used to love to get Easter eggs from friends and family. I would try to eat them slowly and save some of at least one egg so that I still had some chocolate left a few weeks later! It was difficult to choose my favourite part of the Easter egg between the chocolate egg itself and the chocolates inside!
Then there was always the box of 3 Cadbury's Creme Eggs that we would always have to have at Easter. I'm not sure how I managed to eat 3 of the sickly eggs as now I would struggle to eat one, much as I still have a taste for them. I guess as kids our sweet tooth takes over!
These creme eggs were ideal for Easter Egg hunts too as they were just the right size to hide in places!
Cadbury Creme Eggs - A MUST have!
How To Make Your Own Easter Eggs
Buying Easter eggs in the shops can be a bit expensive if you have to buy a few so if you are a creative type and if you have the time, then maybe you would like to make your own Easter Eggs by using a chocolate Easter egg mold. These molds are quite cheap and can be reused year after year so are worth the investment.
All you need to do to make your homemade Easter egg is to buy the best chocolate that you can (and the great thing here is that you can choose which chocolate you want to make into an egg). Maybe you can even add your own extra flavoring like cinnamon or nutmeg. Anyway, melt the chocolate either in a bain marie (basically a double boiler) or in the microwave (but make sure you don't overheat it and burn it, choose a low power setting and keep checking).
Once your chocolate is melted then pour it into your mold. If you have a mold for small eggs then fill it up and put it in the fridge. If you have a mold for a large hollow egg then add the chocolate to the egg mold, tilt the mold until the chocolate covers the whole area and pour out any excess. Leave it to harden ever so slightly and then repeat until you have added enough layers to make a thick enough egg. Then put the molds in the fridge or freezer to harden.
Once the chocolate has set you can then stick the two halves of the egg together by using a pastry brush to apply some more melted chocolate on the edges.
You may want to decorate your egg using a piping bag and some contrasting chocolate (white chocolate or dark chocolate depending on the colour of the egg.
Easter Egg Molds Are Very Inexpensive
Wrapping Your Egg
You can also buy very cheap Easter egg wraps to make your home made Easter eggs look really professional. These wraps are great value and will keep your Easter eggs fresh and clean.
So What is the World Outlook for Chocolate Easter Eggs?
Well bizarre as this question might sounds, someone obviously took it upon themselves to find out in great detail what the answer to this question might be! I know this because, in my research that I obviously need to do on Easter Eggs for this article (although I have yet to get to the taste testing yet...), I found a book on this exact subject! Well I guess it is more of a comprehensive study of potential chocolate Easter egg trends bound into a book and I assume it is a must have if you are in the chocolate Easter egg industry. Anyway, I found this fascinating that someone would study this and also found it alarming that perhaps there was no future industry for chocolate Easter eggs! Well as I haven't bought the study I don't know but I guess this is possible!