3 Easy Ways to Transform Basic Chocolate Egg into Gorgeous Easter Treats

TREATS, TREATS AND MORE TREATS

One of the best things about Easter would definitely be the food.  Tables and tables colourfully decorated with a vast array of cultural specialities.  And even bigger smiles all around, particularly when it comes to Easter Gift Giving.

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Preparing for any celebration is safe to say can take a lot of work and not mention the time. Easter celebrations are no different.  And how do you pass on seeing happy smiling faces of guests enjoying themselves in your home?  We get that not everyone has a creative side to them, and even when you do trust me as a creative, I am always on the lookout for new inspiration.  No doubt, if you would have already gathered, there is always a tone of inspiration Figs & Feta will share with you and want YOU to SHINE by turning complicated-looking ideas into EASY steps.  

How do you turn a plain chocolate Easter Egg into a special gift?  

Let’s get to it.  Whether you’ve decided to make your own chocolate Easter Eggs and follow the chocolatier Vicky Papazaharias from Adixions tips and tricks or opting to buy them ready, all you will need is a basic chocolate egg. 

Peter and Peppa Rabbit

Chocolate Easter Eggs

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Fondant Icing
  • Food Colouring
  • Chocolate Easter Egg
  • Cookie Cutter

Selecting the fondant’s base colour is likely to be the most challenging component to creating the Perfectly Pink Egg.   Then it’s a matter of coordinating accessories that work with that colour.  Using a stand mixer an effortless way to incorporate the food colouring into the fondant, which is generally quite dense to work with. Ironically we chose not to colour the fondant on this occasion and work with the white.

Roll the fondant to approximately 2-3mm thick, then using the shape you’ve selected, place on the fondant and press firmly to cut-out.  To adhere to the chocolate egg’s fondant, you could use some of your melted chocolate or jam. 

Then the fun starts.  There are a zillion ways to decorate our new friend; you could apply a colourful chocolate freckle to its belly as a tail.  You can see how we used this application to decorate our shortbread cookies in the Figs & Feta Magazine, Issue 7.  Another fun idea is to outline the bunny in a contrast colour using a simple flooding technique or simply using good quality ribbon finish with a bow tie. 

Cellophane seems to be the way to wrap Easter treats simply because you are tantalised from the get to and an invitation to start eating it!

And there you have it!

It’s not you give that matters. It’s how you GIVE IT!

Personalised Chocolate Freckles

Personalized chocolate freckles

YOU WILL NEED:

  • White Chocolate
  • Sprinkles or Hundreds and Thousands
  • Fondant Icing

Before you start making your freckles, it is wise to create a template using some parchment paper.  Doing this will make all your freckles the same size, but hey, if that doesn’t bother you, go freehand!  

Melt the white chocolate.  Pour the chocolate into a piping bag, then fill your template if you choose to, keeping in mind that when you sprinkle your freckle, the size will grow a little.  Allow cooling for about 1 minute, then apply the sprinkles. 

Place the freckle in the fridge, and whilst setting, cut-out your letter or shape in the fondant.  Letter cutters may be a rare find and expensive, particularly if you are making a different letter of the alphabet each time.  In that case, cut out a stencil using parchment paper, and a sharp-pointed knife cut out the shape. 

To adhere the fondant letter to the freckle, brush a little melted chocolate to the back. 

Missy & Master Bunny

Chocolate easter bunnies with ears drizzled with sprinkles

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Chocolate Bunny Egg
  • Chocolate Melts
  • Sprinkles or Hundreds and Thousands
  • Ribbon

Let’s begin creating Missy & Master Bunny.  You will start by melting a few chocolate buds, which you will use to adhere to the sprinkles. To avoid melting your chocolate bunny, allow the melted chocolate to cool yet still pliable. Using a pastry brush, paint the melted chocolate to cover the ears before sprinkling the hundreds and thousands. 

Once your newly decorated bunny is dry, finish with a beautiful quality grosgrain ribbon.  

And there you have Missy & Master Bunny!

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