Product Type: Lakeland Kitchenware
Newest Review: ... are easy enough to use once you get the hang of them. To make the large Easter Egg you just basically brush layers of melted chocolate in... more
Handmade one of a kind Easter Eggs
Lakeland Easter Egg Moulds
Member Name: europe-chick
Lakeland Easter Egg Moulds
Advantages: easy to use with a bit of practice
Disadvantages: not very sturdy, so treat them with care
I've recently bought these Easter Egg moulds from Lakeland to make home made Easter gifts for friends and family, and also to help my little nephew to make his own Easter Egg for his mummy.
They were just £3.99, and in the packet you get the plastic moulds to make 2 large Easter Eggs, and 36 mini Easter Eggs.
I also bought some Easter themed cellophane gift bags from Lakeland, and some yellow ribbon from the card shop to package my finished home made Easter gifts.
I've a had a couple of gos with them already - practice runs, I think that you definately need to have a couple of practice runs with these if you are intending to give them as gifts. They are easy enough to use once you get the hang of them.
To make the large Easter Egg you just basically brush layers of melted chocolate into the egg mould, building the layers up to create your desired thickness of chocolate. The reccomended number of layers is five - so that the egg isn't too thin and shatters, but you can do as many as you like.
Once you have built up as many layers as you want, and the chocolate has set completely, then just pop the egg out of the plastic mould, and then to sandwich it together you just need to brush melted chocolate around the edges and gently place the two halves together, and then leave to set again.
To make the smaller Easter Eggs you just basically pour melted chocolate into the small egg moulds and leave them to set completely. The smaller moulds make solid eggs, rather than hollow eggs. They then just pop out of the moulds, you can then either just leave them as they are as half eggs, or sandwich two halves together with a dab of melted chocolate - and again just them leave to set.
You can use absolutely any flavour of chocolate that you like - from cheap supermarket own brand to expensive Belgian chocolate. The eggs you make will be individual and unique. You could create a marble effect by mixing the chocolate as you pour it into the small moulds, you could sandwich two different chocolate types together. You could even marble the large eggs by brushing on different chocolate types in patches i.e. white and milk.
I'm thinking that if I buy a selection of chocolate, such as mint, orange, chilli, white, dark, milk etc I can make lots of different mini eggs and fill the larger eggs with these.
I'm thinking that I will also use the small half eggs as individual cupcake decorations, or individual cornflake crispie Easter nest decorations.
Actually the more I think about this the more uses I come up with!
The moulds are reusable if you look after them, just hand wash them in warm soapy water and don't let them get crushed. They are not dishwasher safe. Overall I'm really pleased with these and will get lots of use out of them, and I'm sure that my little nephew will love making his own Easter Egg creation for his mummy.
Summary: Handmade one of a kind Easter Eggs
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