Inspired by playful food seen in Japanese bento boxes, Williams-Sonoma came out with this set of four cute egg-design molds for $10.00. In just a few minutes, you can turn an ordinary hard-boiled egg into edible art! This set comes with a star, heart, bear, and bunny. Hard-boiled eggs transformed into a star or heart look especially great cut in half when preparing deviled eggs. I like making bears and bunnies to decorate a dish. Follow along to see how I made a bunny egg!
For best results, use extra-large eggs — I only had a carton of large eggs, so my bunny didn’t fill out as much in the ears. I only made one bunny to decorate an egg salad I was making that night, so ignore the other eggs in these pictures. I like to use my handy dandy Egg Perfect Timer (also from Williams-Sonoma; $6.00) to hard boil eggs. This timer uses temperature instead of time to determine whether a boiled egg is soft, medium, or hard. The outside edge begins to change color to show the progress of the eggs — when the darker color reaches “hard”, the eggs are done! If you don’t have an Egg Perfect Timer, just put your eggs in a saucepan with enough water to cover them, then cover and cook for 10-12 minutes.
Fill a large bowl with ice water, and put one hard-boiled egg in the ice water. Once the egg feels cool enough to handle but still warm (about 10-15 seconds), carefully peel the hard-boiled egg. Keep in mind that really fresh eggs are more difficult to peel. Open the egg-design mold, and place the peeled egg in the mold. For the bunny, the wider end of the egg should be aligned with the bunny’s face (not the ears). Secure the mold by closing the fastener. If you want to use the other egg molds, then you’ll want to repeat these steps now.
Now place the bunny mold (and any of the other molds you’re using) in ice water for 10 minutes. By the time I took the picture on the bottom left, the ice already melted. -_- Remove the egg from the mold, and you’re done! My egg yolk ended up not being in the middle of my egg (which can be prevented by rolling the eggs around when you’re boiling them), but I still like how my first attempt turned out since the face was a bit more defined with the contrast in color. Again, the ears would have filled up more if I had used an extra large egg.
I placed my bunny egg on top of the egg salad as a little surprise for my fiancé’s favorite dish. If you’re willing to spend some extra time to make extra cute eggs, give these a try! They are super kawaii!