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Sugar Eggs

by McGonagall’s Cat

Ingredients

2 cups white granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons water
Plastic Easter Eggs to use as molds
Big Needle or ice pick or similar stylus

Instructions

Mix the sugar and water in a bowl until it “packs”. It should feel like damp sand. Add more sugar or water to achieve this consistancy.

Pack firmly into half of a plastic Easter Egg, using a teaspoon to tamp it solidly, a spoonful at a time, then gently tip and tap it out onto wax paper or foil covered cookie sheet. Let sit at least 24 to 36 hours until completely dried (If you live in a really humid place it make take even longer to dry). It must be entirely dry inside or it will simply fall apart during the next step.

Using needle or other sharp clean stylus, gently hollow out the egg halves by pressing the point into center of the flat side of the sugar egg-half, with a circular motion. The stylus should easily and gently shave the excess out (This scraped out sugar can be re-wetted and used to make more sugar eggs later). The thinner the walls of the egg shell the prettier it will be – and more fragile – but try to make it as thin as you can. Place a small plastic creature or coin or any water-proof prize inside and join two halves with frosting.