Happy April Fool’s Day! It’s also the Easter Eggstravaganza finale, and these Faux Frosted Easter Eggs are perfect for today. They look so yummy, but are definitely not edible. Whether you’re a cake decorating novice or a pro, you’ll find the Faux Frosted Eggs use simple cake decorating techniques. And, you can admire your handiwork year after year, as the Faux Frosted Eggs will never go stale. For a little more faux fooling, take a peek at our Faux Chocolate Eggs, too. (Don’t forget – it’s the last day to enter to win the Most Eggscellent Prize Package.)
To make Faux Frosted Flower Eggs, you’ll need:
Note: The instructions are for the larger eggs with pink flowers. To make the hanging eggs, see below.
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 4” eggs
- Lightweight acrylic spackling
- Acrylic craft paint: pink and light green, or other colors of your choice
- Mod Podge, matte finish
- Tools needed: Cake decorating supplies (Kathleen used Wilton # 5 round, #67 leaf, and # 131 drop flower icing tips); soft, flat paintbrush; fine sandpaper; disposable bowls or other containers; table knife; wood skewer or chopstick; damp rag
To make Faux Frosted Flower Eggs:
1. Insert a wood skewer or chopstick into the wide end of the egg to use as a handle.
2. Place about 1 cup of lightweight acrylic spackle in a disposable bowl or other container. Mix in a tiny bit of water and stir until the mixture is smooth and has the consistency of yogurt. Brush a smooth layer of spackling onto the egg, using a soft, flat edges paintbrush. Let the spackling dry.
3. Lightly sand the egg. If needed, brush on a second coat of spackling. Let dry and lightly sand.
4. Prep the spackling to use with the cake decorator. Mix the spackling thoroughly, to be sure it’s smooth and free of any lumps or dried spackle crumbs that might clog the icing tip. Divide the spackling into three containers:
- Plain spackle for the white icing. Add a drop or two of water if the mixture seems dry, being careful that the spackling doesn’t become too runny.
- Pink: Tint about ¾ cup of spackling with a few drops of pink paint. Mix thoroughly
- Green: Tint about ½ cup of spackling with a drop or two of green paint. Mix thoroughly.
4. You’re going to decorate the eggs just like you would decorate a cake:
- Decide which tips you’d like to use for your design, and fill pastry bags with green, pink, and white icing.
- If you’d like, you can practice your techniques on wax paper or other disposable surface.
- Place the tip under a damp rag when not in use.
- Brush a light coat of water on the egg so that the spackling will stick when piped out.
- Round tip: Squiggle lines and dots
- Drop Flower tip: Flowers
- Leaf tip: Leaves
- Let dry.
- Seal with Mod Podge.
5. Gently twist and remove the skewer or chopstick. Fill the hole with a tiny bit of spackling and smooth out.
To make the Faux Frosted Hanging Eggs, you’ll use 3” eggs instead. “Frost” the eggs like above, only tint your spackling with tan and pink paint. When you remove the skewer (Step 5 above), pin and glue a knotted ribbon into the hole.
And this wraps up this year’s Easter Eggstravaganza. Do you have a favorite Easter egg from this past week? Have you entered to win the Most Eggscellent Prize Package of Crafts, Coffee & Candy? Today is the last day to enter, and I’ll announce the winner on Thursday, April 3. Here’s what up for grabs:
- One dozen eggs of STYROFOAM Brand Foam
- A $25 gift card to your favorite craft store (choose from Michaels, Jo-Ann Stores or Hobby Lobby)
- A craft apron
- Starbuck’s Via Coffee
- Easter candy!
(Note: The basket itself is not included.)
I’m a little behind in reading and posting all of your lovely comments. I’m reading each and every one, and enjoying them all. If you don’t see your comment posted yet, don’t worry, it will be posted before I draw a name for the giveaway. Thank you for your patience!
Happy Easter Egg Crafting!