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Hop to it! Decorated chocolate Easter eggs


Hop to it! Decorated chocolate Easter eggs

If you haven’t made an Easter treat yet, get cracking on one of these simple yet stunning bakes from Fiona Cairns. 

Fiona suggests decorating shop-bought chocolate eggs if you don't have time to make a cake this Easter

Fiona suggests decorating shop-bought chocolate eggs if you don’t have time to make a cake this Easter

If you have friends and family over and don’t have time to make a cake, why not decorate some shop-bought chocolate eggs?

  • 6 small chocolate eggs
  • 1 large chocolate egg
  • 200g (7oz) royal icing sugar, sifted
  • Green, yellow and pink concentrated food colourings
  • A selection of sugar flowers (from larger supermarkets)
  • A little edible glue (optional)

Make up a little royal icing sugar, according to the instructions on the packet, to give a piping consistency. 

Fiona says 

You could also make your own flowers using ready-to-roll coloured sugarpaste, which is widely available in the baking aisles of larger supermarkets.

Divide into little bowls and add a few drops of food colouring into each to create the desired colours. 

Place in small piping bags fitted with No 1 piping nozzles, or just snip a small hole in the ends, then pipe your design onto the eggs (see right for inspiration). 

Attach sugar flowers using edible glue or a dab of royal icing.

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