Ann Reardon

Easter Creatures

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If you are blessed to get lots of eggs at Easter time, have some fun and turn them into creatures. For some of these cute animals you’ll need a chocolate mold but for others you can just use the eggs you got for Easter.

This week I want to take a moment to say a big “Thank you”, to everyone who lets me know when they find my videos stolen and reposted on other social media accounts. I do appreciate seeing comments in my instagram feed that say “this was stolen from @howtocookthat”. I always check them and where appropriate fill out a copyright complaint form. There were so many this week. We live in a strange world where people think it is okay to take someone else’s hours of hard work and use it without permission for their own gain.

Ok onto the cute chocolate animals…

1. Duck
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To make the duck you will need:
1 medium easter egg
1 small easter egg
1 small sphere
2 eyes (2 different sized white chocolate truffles with a brown m&m)
1 mini easter egg – orange

2. Penguin
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For the penguin you will need:
2 x 1/2 mini easter eggs – orange
2 x 1/2 mini easter eggs – black
extra orange chocolate for the bottom of the feet
1/2 medium sphere – white
1/2 medium sphere – black
1 mini easter egg – yellow
2 eyes (2 different sized white chocolate truffles with a brown m&m)
1/2 small sphere – black

3. Dinosaur
ann reardon chocolate dinosaur

For the dinosaur you will need:
1 large easter egg for the body
1 medium easter egg for the head
5 small easter eggs for the tail, legs and wings
6 mini easter eggs cut in half for the arms, feet and down the back
2 eyes (2 different sized white chocolate truffles with a brown m&m)
red cocoa butter spray (2 x 1/2 mini easter eggs orange)

This Easter if you find yourself contemplating life, mortality or just how many eggs it’s Okay to eat in one day watch some of these videos:

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

I have been busy over the last year planning, writing and overseeing the photography and layout for my first ever cookbook! There are heaps of my favourite dessert recipes in there with a chapter on pastries, ice-cream, yummy cakes, artistic desserts and of course chocolate desserts. Each chapter has its own intro explaining the food science that you'll need to know for success every time. Booksellers where you can purchase your very own copy: http://bit.ly/ARcookbook


All recipe quantities in the book are in grams, ounces and cups.

8 Comments View Comments

  1. Rating: 5

    Can you make a dinosaur cake or a Sonic the Hedgehog cake please???

  2. Rating: 5

    Hi Ann!
    My boyfriend and I made the dragon from the video. It was our first attempt at making something from the show and it turned out much better than we expected! We used huge Kinder Surprise eggs and it gave him an adorable looking smile. We love your videos and can’t wait for the next episode. Lots of love, Alisa and Tim

    • Great work Alisa & Tim. We love your little dragon.

  3. Rating: 4.5

    Well thought out….my grandson would love the Dinosaur.
    If, and only if I find the time, before going away next week, will see if I can
    manage to try the dinosaur…no promises though!!

  4. Rating: 5

    Hi Ann adorable creatures! You are inspirational, awesome, and creative! Random question: where do you get your egg moulds?

    • Hi Kitty, Ann has collected her egg molds from many different places over a few years. She has said that they are usually easy to find in cake decorating stores and if you are in Australia, check out spotlight stores.

  5. Rating: 5

    these are so clever! Love it!

    • Thanks Cassie!

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