14 September 2013

I received quite a few questions via my social media networks about the egg skulls in today's lunch.  So many in fact, I decided to do my first ever tutorial!



Step 1 -  Boil the eggs.  The eggs need to be hard boiled.  This takes some time.  I boil my eggs for 20 minutes.

Step 2 - Peel the eggs.  The eggs need to stay warm and pliable so you need to work fast.  I peel my eggs under running cold water.  This keeps the outer shell cool enough to peel and saves your fingers from getting burned.

Step 3 - Press the warm egg firmly into the mold. (I used this ice mold) It is OK if it cracks on the back side.  Imperfections will be trimmed off later.

Step 4 - Keep pressure on the eggs while they cool.  To do this I used the top of the bento box and used my daughters head band to secure to the back of the eggs.

Step 5 -  Cool the eggs.  To expedite the cooling step, I place my egg mold in the freezer for 5-10 minutes.

Step 6 - Gently ease the eggs out of the mold.

Step 7 - Trim excess.

Check out the How To slide show.


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I cannot take credit for this idea.  I knew I had seen eggs being molded with silicone molds before. I racked my brain and I finally remembered!  It was a guest post by Lise from Veggie-Bento titled 3 uses for silicone molds.  She did a quail egg skull last year, check it out here.
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8 comments :

  1. You can also let them cool, then peel, then drop into hot water for a minute before popping into the mold. Saves burning fingers, and no need to plan ahead for all the shapes you want when you boil a batch of eggs!

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  2. Thank you for the amazing tutorial!

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  3. Brilliant tutorial, thank you so much!!

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  4. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. The skulls look amazing.

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  5. This is awesome! Never thought about using an ice mold.. whole new possibilities!

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  6. That's really cool! I hadn't thought to use a silicon mold either. I have egg molds, but still haven't gotten good at using them! They turned out great!

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