When it comes to Easter eggs, there are many different ways to decorate them. But if you enjoy your eggs during your Easter brunch, you’re going to want to make sure your decorating idea is food-safe. These gorgeous marbled Cool Whip Easter eggs are fun and easy to make and the end result will surely impress.
Gather just a few basic supplies from around the house; eggs, water, saucepan, white vinegar, and a bowl, for preparing the eggs. A shallow baking dish, Cool Whip, food coloring in various colors, bamboo skewer (or similar tool), bowl of water, and paper towels for the decorating. Then, follow these easy instructions.
Step 1: Start by preparing your hard-boiled eggs. When the eggs are cool, soak them in a vinegar bath for about 2 minutes; this allows the dye to adhere to the shells. Next, add a thick layer of cool whip to a shallow glass baking dish.
Step 2: Generously add drops of food coloring to the top of the cool whip; try two-color combinations. You can use one color combination for the whole pan, or divide the pan of shaving cream into half to create more combinations. When most of the surface is covered with food coloring, drag a skewer across the top of the shaving cream to swirl and marble the colors.
Step 3: Using rubber gloves will protect your hand from the dye. Set an egg gently on the surface of the cool whip. Slowly roll the egg over the surface, so that the colored cool whip coats the shell. Then, place on a paper towel and let dry —don’t wipe off. Repeat this process with as many hard-boiled eggs as you’d like to color, reusing the colored cool whip mixture.
Step 4: To clean, carefully dip each egg into a bowl of water. The water will remove the excess cool whip while leaving the colored design on the egg’s shell. Pat each egg dry with a paper towel, but do not rub or wipe the surface of the egg, this might smear the dye. To add sheen to the finished shaving cream Easter eggs, rub them with a little vegetable oil.
Tasha Compos is a 15-year art educator. She recently opened ARTLab Maui in Kihei where artists of all ages can learn, play, and create. theartlabmaui.com