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31 March 2013 @ 11:23 pm
Ombre Eggs and Easter Baskets  




I found this image on Pinterest, and was like "Yeah, I could do that." There were no instructions, so I just wung it.



My first question was how to keep the eggs upright. I didn't think they'd stay in place if I just leaned them against the cup. I fit three toothpicks at the bottom of the cup to form a triangle stand and balanced the egg on top.



I poured the boiling water a third of the way up the egg, then mixed in the vinegar and food coloring. In retrospect, I should have mixed the boiling water and food coloring in another cup and then poured it around the egg.



After five minutes, I poured in boiling water two-thirds up the egg to make the next layer.



Last round of color. I only waited three minutes as it was the lightest layer.



Drying out. The little white spots show the bottom of the eggs. Should have mixed the color beforehand.



Boom - ombre eggs.



I bought Easter candy to make treat bags. This one's for my Dad.



The rest went to my Easter basket, "hidden" so I wouldn't eat it all before Sunday. Now candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker.



Eastertime treats! My teeth already hurt.
 
 
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