Adorable edible Easter egg tree. Say that three times fast.
Easter is less than a week away…are you ready?
I’m still hopping around tying up loose ends and trying to get all of my eggs in one basket. HA! Couldn’t resist. This year in preparation of the holiday, I’ve made an edible Easter egg tree adorned with delicious white chocolate eggs! It was so fun and easy and can be used as a festive decoration in or as a center piece for your Easter table.
Here’s the scoop on what to do…
Just gather some pretty pastel candy melts.
An egg shaped plastic candy making tray.
And some thin ribbon that matches the pastel color candy melts. All of these items are very affordable and can be found in your local craft store.
Melt the candy melts in the microwave.
Grab a small spoon for each color and give a good stir to make sure that the chocolate is lump free and smooth.
Next use the little spoons to fill the plastic tray with the melted chocolate. Try as best you can to fill the egg shapes evenly and don’t fill too much.
Once the tray is full, give it a good, tap, tap, tap, by picking up a corner a dropping it on the counter. This will get rid of all air bubbles that may be lurking about.
We don’t want air bubbles…we want smooth Easter-eggish-eggs.
Once your tray is filled and tap, tap, tapped, pop it in the freezer (laying flat) for five minutes. The freezer sets the melted chocolate beautifully and gives the finished product a nice shine.
After five minutes, take the tray out of the freezer and turn it up-side-down.
The eggs should pop out easily, if they don’t just put them back in freezer for a few more minutes and try again.
Next, cut your ribbon into two inch strips. These will become the loops from which the darling little eggs will hang.
Now the fun begins. Warm up your candy melts (I’m guessing that by now they’ve gotten cold and hard like mine did) and grab some paint brushes.
Paint the flat sides of the egg with an even layer of chocolate and put the satin ribbon, shaped as a loop, at the top of the egg. I failed to get a photo of the ribbon so use your imagination.
Press the whole thing together and gently hold for a few seconds until the chocolate dries. Don’t hold too long or you will melt the chocolate with your finger tips.
Note: I found it easier to make the ribbons into loops and glue ends together with chocolate before I put them in the eggs.
Isn’t that sweet?
In my minds eye, I saw a cute little tree with solid eggs but then I started playing around with easy little embellishments.
Like polka dots. I LOVE polka dots!
And then some stripes. So cute dontcha think? You can make the little eggs as fancy or simple as you wish.
I made a few extra eggs that could be used as place cards by painting the initial of each guest on the egg. Just tuck them in a little nest. How cute would that be?
Wishing you a Hippity Hoppity Easter filled with love & laughter and some sweet little treats!