Egg Decorating

You Will Need:

  • Hard boiled or polystyrene eggs
  • Coloured or patterned card
  • Googly eyes
  • Child friendly paint and paint brush
  • Glue – PVA will be fine
  • Feathers
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Instructions

  1. Cut the card into strips that are around an inch thick and secure them with glue into a circle, this will create a base for the egg animals and will give you somewhere to rest them whilst the paint is drying.
  2. Once you have created the stands, it’s time to paint the eggs; you may need a few coats to cover the base colour of the chosen eggs then leave them to dry.
  3. Now they are dry the eggs can be decorated and made into your little ones favourite animals, we used a mixture of coloured card and paint to make the ears, arms and faces.
  4. Once we had drawn them, we cut out and stuck them on to the eggs using tapes for them bits that were a little more tricky.

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Easter Chick Cupcakes

You Will Need:

Cupcakes:

  • 110g Butter
  • 110g Caster Sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 110g self raising flour
  • 1-2 tbsp Milk
  • Cupcake Cases

Marzipan:

  • 175g Golden Sugar (Caster)
  • 280g Icing Sugar
  • 450g Ground Almond
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 3-4 Drops of yellow food colouring
  • Red Smarties
  • Black decoration pen

Instructions:

Cupcakes:

  1. Pre Heat the oven to 180 degrees
  2. Mix together the butter and sugar adding the eggs once the mixture is pale
  3. Add the flour then the milk a little at a time, and once the mixture is smooth fill the cupcake cases until they are half full.
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown then leave to cool

Marzipan:

  1. Mix the sugars and almonds in a bowl then add the eggs – make sure to beat the eggs before adding them.
  2. Add the food colouring and mix altogether until a dough is formed.
  3. Dust the surface with icing sugar and knead the marzipan into a ball
  4. Take pieces of the Marzipan to create the three layers on top of the cake.
  5. Once all of the layers are in place add the Smarties to make the beak and feet
  6. Finally using the decoration pen, add eyes to your little chicks and enjoy!

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