- Feb 19, 2018
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With Easter just around the corner I thought I would try something new...well, not new, but the first time I have made them...Panoramic Sugar Easter Eggs.
The whole reason I had never tried them is because they look so fragile and complicated. Well, I couldn't have been more wrong. They are super easy and very impressive. Not only that, that don't call for a lot of ingredients, just a little time.
1 large egg white
3-1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup powdered sugar
food coloring optional
1. Whisk the egg white until it becomes frothy. If you are adding food coloring, do so now and mix well.
2. In a large bowl, sift together the granulated sugar and powdered sugar. Pour the egg white mixture into the sugar mixture and mix well.
3. Continue mixing until the mixture resembles a wet sand.
4. I used a egg candy mold to make my eggs. Using your hands, scoop up the mixture and firmly press into the egg mold.
5. Once everything is firmly packed, use a bench scraper to remove the excess and have even smooth surface on the backs.
6. Let dry in the molds for about 1 hour.
7. Place a piece of cardboard on the mold and flip the eggs out onto the board.
8. walk away and let dry a little more...maybe 2 hours.
9. Now you will need to hollow out the middle of the eggs. Place the rounded side of the egg in your hand and using a spoon, gently scrape out the sugar in the middle.
10. Ok, again, let them dry overnight.
11. You will now need to cut out a window in half of the eggs. I used a needle tool and just kind of chiseled out my windows.
12. Now its time to get creative! Decorate the hollowed out halves any way you wish. You can pipe royal icing sceneries, or add pre-made decorations.
13. Once you have finished decorating the insides, pipe royal icing around the edge of the shell and attach one of the shells with a window on top and let dry. This only takes a few minutes to dry.
14. For the decorating on the outside of the egg, I used royal icing to pipe along the seam to cover it and piped a frame around the window.
This is a fun project that kids can be involved with...start a new Easter tradition and impress everyone you know