Friday, April 3, 2015

How to Make Easter Cake Eggs!

When I first saw these on Pinterest, I thought: "There's no way I could make these!"
But they looked so adorable that I had to give it a shot!
Aren't they cute and fluffy?
Plus, they're small and there's something particularly delicious about a tiny egg-shaped cake that's fluffly, moist and small :)
As a way of letting the pictures speak for themselves, I will share how to make these in a step-by-step description beneath each photo.
It's a great Easter Day treat and a creative & cost-effective way to fill small baskets as gifts for loved ones!
Warning: Due to all the steps and components, this project can get a little messy.
Happy Easter!

Start by perforating a small hole on the egg. I used a push pin for this. Once the hole is made, peel the shell until you make a hole that's big enough to allow the insides to pour out.

If you find that the insides are "struggling" to come out, you can use a toothpick to scrape out the egg whites and egg yolk.

Once the eggs are empty, rinse out with water

To ensure the eggs are completely clear of egg whites and yolks, you can soak them in salt water for about 15 minutes, then take them out and let them dry.

Meanwhile, make the cake batter (I chose a white cake mix in order to use food coloring to make different colored eggs).

I created Easter colors (pastels) by separating the cake batter into different bowls and adding different food dye colors to each one.

Once the eggs are dry, pour a bit of oil to coat the inside of the eggs.
Shake the egg so the oil coats the interior thoroughly.

Next you take a cupcake pan and place aluminum sheets inside each cavity. The aluminum will serve as "nests" to hold the eggs in place.

I poured the cake batter into different plastic squeeze bottles and squeezed it inside the eggs. Make sure you fill each egg about halfway with cake batter.

Heat oven to 350 degrees and bake cake eggs for approximately 12 minutes. The batter will most likely overflow making the shells look like this.

With a knife, clear out the cake overflow

Allow cake eggs to cool for about half hour. Carefully peel each egg, starting from the open end. Make sure you don't pinch the cake inside as you're removing the egg shells.

And here they are...yummy little cake eggs. As you can see, they're not perfect, but you get the point!!!

En español

Cuando vi por primera vez estos pastelitos en forma de huevos de Pascua en Pinterest, pensé: "imposible que a mí se salieran así de bonitos!”
¿No se les hacen lindos?
Además, son pequeños y hay algo especialmente delicioso de un pequeño pastelito en forma de huevo, húmedo y esponjadito :)
Para dejar que las imágenes hablan por sí mismas, voy a compartir cómo hacer estos pastelitos en forma de huevo en un tutorial de fotos (en inglés) Con instrucciones de paso a paso debajo de cada foto.
Creo que es un buen regalo del día de Pascua y una forma creativa para rellenar pequeñas canastas para los seres queridos sin tener que gastar mucho dinero.
Pero eso sí,  este pequeño proyecto tiene el potencial de hacer de la cocina un desorden.

!Feliz Pascua!

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