Saturday, March 28, 2009

Family Traditions- Sugar Eggs

Sugar eggs have been a fun family tradition in our home ever since Nani invited the girls and I to do eggs at her house 8 years ago. This activity requires many hours of preparation. Each egg shell has to be made ahead of time. First the sugar has to be mixed, color added, molds filled and then set to dry for hours. Then carved and dried again. We usually use three DOUBLE batches of royal icing to decorate the eggs. Once the preparations are complete the creativity is endless. It is amazing how everyone creates something more beautiful, more dainty, more creative and more unique than the previous year. The first time creators usually make the years favorites. This year is no exception. This year the outstanding egg awards go to Jennifer Madden Lambert and Ben William Frei. Both first time sugar egg decorators! Ben's egg 'Carrot-topia' is pictured below. Jennifer's Kung-Fu Panda creation and her Dino Egg will be displayed at a later date/blog.
Keep watch for postings of all the eggs decorated this year. We'll let YOU decide which ones are the best!
Creating an Easter scene on the inside.
Another one of the eggs Aurelia created today.

Celestia working on the outside decorations of her sugar egg.

An assortment of cute bunnies, bears and chicks.

This represents three DOUBLE batches of royal icing.

1 comment:

jakeandjessicafillmore said...

WOW Karen that is beautiful. How creative! Hey that photographer that I was telling you about it