Candy Egg

The birds have been chirping every morning this week. That really does something for me. I feel so optimistic when I hear the birds chirp. It's downright uplifting! All I can think about is spring and spring related activities. Bear with me as I tumble manically down the giant spring hill of crafts.

These candy eggs came about from some early morning tinkering in the kitchen. I just fell in love with the swirling design of these. I nearly gasped with delight as I pulled them from the oven! What do you think? I can see them covering a cake, placed on a cupcake, decorated with icing, placed around the outside of a cake...the options are truly fun to consider. Let's get on with it!

Gather:

* Bag of hard candies like these

*Egg cookie cutter

*Cookie sheet

*Cooking oil (spray, olive or coconut)

*Parchment paper or cookie sheet liner

Create:

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Use oil of choice to lubricate the interior side of the cookie cutter.

3. Place cookie cutter onto parchment lined cookie sheet.

4. Place 5 pieces of unwrapped candy into cookie cutter in a desired pattern.

5. Bake for about 7-8 minutes. You want to pull these right when the candy as fused together but before it melts into a monochromatic egg.

Don't worry about the little bit that melts through the sides. It pops right off.

6. Let it cook completely (you may transfer the egg on the parchment paper to the refrigerator for faster cooling).

7. Pop is out slowly and wow the kiddos!

Have a great spring everyone!