Easter Eggstravaganza: Faux fooling with Faux Frosted Eggs

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.)

These remind me of old fashion sugar eggs. They're made with Styrofoam eggs & spackling and will look pretty forever. Make them on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Faux Frosted Eggs by Kathleen George.

Pretty - but don't eat them! The "frosting" is spackling. Really pretty for an Easter display. CraftsnCoffee.com has the tutorial.

Faux Frosted Flower Eggs by Kathleen George.

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.
Wow, these look so real but they're made with spackling. Sweet way to decorate eggs! CraftsnCoffee.com

Amazing – don’t these look like they’re made with real frosting? You’ll use simple cake decorating techniques and spackling to make these faux frosted decorations.

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.

Pretty keepsake Easter Eggs, "frosted" with spackling. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Add a hanging ribbon to the eggs and display around the house.

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.)

Sweet! Win these goodies during the Easter Eggstravaganza on Crafts 'n Coffee! (Basket not included.) CraftsnCoffee.com.

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!

Sharon

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26 Responses to Easter Eggstravaganza: Faux fooling with Faux Frosted Eggs

  1. Debbie Kaste says:

    Oh my gosh, Sharon! Those eggs are so yummy looking! I especially love the hanging ones. Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial.

  2. LisaM6 says:

    What a non-fattening craft. Reminds me of the eggs my mom used to make. Great tut

    • Sharon says:

      Nope, no calories in this craft! With so much candy around right now, it’s nice to have a holiday decoration that’s not edible. Enjoy! Sharon

  3. studiorose says:

    These are gorgeous – definitely my favorite of the week!

  4. Angie Dyer says:

    They look pretty enough to eat! Happy Easter!

  5. Alissa says:

    What a cool, or shall I say “yummy” Easter treat to craft!! I can’t wait to make these for some unsuspecting friends!

  6. OMG. You did it again. The best part about these eggs is they will last for ever.

    • Sharon says:

      Well, all “thanks” go to designer Kathleen George. She’s amazing! She’s used this faux frosting technique in different ways, including creating Victorian dress ornaments for Christmas. Such talent! Sharon

  7. Mandy says:

    These are beautiful! I always look forward to your emails! You have the coolest projects!

  8. Nancy D says:

    My favorite are the Tim Holtz vintage tissue tape eggs. In fact I have a few in the process of being created. Except that I’m using supplies I have on hand. So instead of using Tim’s tissue paper, as much as I love his products, I’ve cut strips from pages of a old dictionary. And I’m going to hand cut my flowers. I might use some millinary flowers I have in my stash too, I haven’t decided yet :) but already I’m loving how they look!

  9. Mari says:

    What an awesome idea! Love your creativity. Can’t wait to try these. Great to be able to reuse year after year. Thank you for always sharing. Look forward to your emails.

  10. rfnancy says:

    These are gorgeous! The Instructions are so good that in the future I could come back and really take my time learning this New technique of faux decorating confections.

    Thank~You!!
    Nancy

  11. OH my goodness! These are absolutely stunning! I love this technique! My hubby is going to think the Easter Bunny’s whole family stopped by to deliver Easter eggs this year once I am done creating all of these fabulous eggs!! I have had an eggsellent time seeing all of these wonderful eggs and am looking forward to creating ALL of them. I love the easy to follow tutorials for each egg. It makes it easier to be able to recreate these beauties! Thank you for having me along on this inspirational and educational journey. I love learning new techniques and new crafts to make and the Easter Eggstavaganza has certainly met both of these criteria! Happy Easter!!!

  12. Katiria says:

    I did this a few years ago but in the shape of a cake. For my grandparents 60th wedding anniversary I used styrofoam and spackle to decorate a fake cake and when they went to cut the cake they said ” OH! it’s frozen”. It was great. They said it looked real.

    • Sharon says:

      You have more fun, Katiria, and I don’t think there’s a craft technique you’ve not tried. I hope you kept the cake. Happy crafting! Sharon

  13. Jessica Weyrowske says:

    Wow, they really do look like frosting!

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