Fondant Easter Eggs
I make rosebuds and leaves out of decorator's frosting a couple of days ahead. Using a decorator tube and more frosting, I make a ruffle around the circumference of the larger eggs, and then use dots of frosting to glue the roses and leaves in a little bouquet on the top of each egg. Another option is to write the recipient's name in frosting across the top of the egg. Or you can make little birds, crosses, bells, whatever you like. Play with your food! I have also made these in heart shapes, and filled them with strawberry-flavored fondant to give as valentines. A single rosebud and a couple of leaves makes them look lovely.
-Coconut - Gradually knead in 1 and 1/2 cup flaked coconut for full batch (3/4 cup for half batch) of fondant.
-Almond - Use 1 teaspoon of almond extract in place of vanilla
-Cherry - DON"T use maraschino cherries - it will be sticky! To make cherry eggs, you must use chopped candied cherries ( the kind used in fruitcake)
-Nut - add pecan pieces or walnut pieces (about a cup)
-Other - I have also made strawberry, maple, walnut, lemon, and orange flavored eggs, simply by replacing the vanilla with the desired extract. Use your imagination! Rum-raisin comes to mind.
Trees might be nice for Christmas, bells for a wedding shower...