Sweet and Sparkling Sugar Covered Easter Eggs with Fondant


This year we decided to gussy up our Easter eggs. Add a little glitz and glam if you will. I mean why do cookies and cakes get to have all the fun? 


Oh sure, we still went through the traditional steps of dying our boiled eggs with little tablets of dye dropped into vinegar and water.


It’s what we did with them after their colorful bath that made it so fun! 


This year I wanted to do something a little different and I thought “why not use sweet confections to dress up our eggs”?!  I went to my local craft store and bought some white sanding sugar,


as well as some pre-made pastel colored fondant that I cut it into little Eastery shapes with teeny tiny cookie cutters.


I dyed the hard boiled eggs, let them dry, brushed them with egg whites (just to keep it all green and non-toxic) and then carefully rolled them in sugar.


I experimented with some already colored sanding sugar but I noticed the dye from the sugar started to melt onto the egg and it just looked messy to me. So I stuck to the pre-colored egg rolled in white sugar and got the effect that I was going for. I thought that the fondant shapes looked sweet dressed in sugar as well.  


We used the egg whites for sugaring the fondant shapes as well as adhering them to the eggs. Just make sure that everything dries before moving on to the next step.



Let your imagination go! We even made a few polka dotted eggs. Don’t you just love polka dots!?


I used a straw to make the fondant circles.

Note: If by chance the fondant sticks inside the straw, don’t worry, just blow it out. My daughter relished in pointing that handy tip out to me when I became perplexed that my fondant circle stuck inside the straw. I shall never live that one down. 

Look how sweet the plain colored egg looks with just the sugared the fondant shape. 


Isn’t that dear?

I’m planning to use these adorable eggs to decorate each place setting at the Easter table.


 You could even use blown out eggs and save these little dearies to use again and again.


Simple, sweet, sugared eggs. How fun is that?

Wishing you an Easter that’s as sweet as can be!


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  1. Posted March 26, 2013 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    Very pretty! The polka-dotted egg is my favourite :) Happy Easter to you and your family.

  2. Posted March 26, 2013 at 7:11 pm | Permalink

    I think these are so darling and add an excellent touch to any table scape and you are right…”Why should cakes and cookies have all the fun?”

  3. Posted March 26, 2013 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

    this is so clever and fun! this wins (over dying) in my book.

  4. Posted March 27, 2013 at 8:03 am | Permalink

    Oh Wendy! These are so SWEET!!! I’m just in love with them! That sanding sugar is so pretty…and the DOTS!


    PS….I never would have figured that straw thing out, either. ;)

  5. Posted March 27, 2013 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    So pretty! I wanna come to your house and play with sugar.

  6. Posted March 27, 2013 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    These are the cutest eggs, ever!!

  7. Posted March 27, 2013 at 8:56 am | Permalink

    These are totally gorgeous!

  8. Lisa Rhude
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    I have to tell you, those are just adorable and elegant at the same time, LOVE them.

    Happy Easter to you all, we miss and love you!

  9. Posted March 30, 2013 at 8:11 am | Permalink

    I haven’t seen this before! I use to make bakery but you really have imagination to get these results. From this moment i’m you fan.

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