For the final day of the easter treats, I made this golden egg. What is easter without an egg. Most traditional breads have coloured eggs placed in the braids of the breads. And they also make chocolates in egg shape. Some chocolates are made so huge and they are filled with more chocolates so that when you break the egg, the treats flow out. I just wanted to keep this simple.
But still it will make a nice centre piece. Think of a nest full of golden eggs. Won’t that look cute? The inside of the eggs is made with left over cake crumbs. It is actually a large cake ball. Instead of dipping it in chocolate, I covered it with fondant. And finally painted the fondant with gold. If you are not interested in adding food colours, you can just leave it plain. You can even use modelling chocolate to cover the egg. The options are too many. You can choose to make the way you want. I added some chocolate vermicelli and colourful sprinkles for the base of the egg. My daughter just loved it.
I don’t have a recipe for this as I made it from the leftover crumbs and ganache. I will give you the link to my cake recipe and ganache. As for the fondant, use store bought or home made.
Eggless Vanilla Cake Crumbs – 1 cup
Ganache – 2 tbs
Vodka / Any Clear Extract
Run the left over cake in a mixer to get fine even crumbs.
Add ganache to it and mix well.
Shape it in the size of a huge egg.
Refrigerate until firm.
Roll out the fondant and drape it over the egg.
Gently press it to the sides and slightly stretch to avoid wrinkle.
Bring all the excess fondant to the bottom and pinch off excess.
Place it on a board.
Mix together gold dust and vodka / any clear extract and with the help of a paint brush, paint the egg.
Allow it to dry completely.
Fill a bowl with chocolate vermicelli and sprinkles.
Lift the egg with a spatula and place it on the plate.