Feeling completely inspired by this gem of a card below made by Tosha and shown here on Tosha's blog during our recent release, I rushed out and bought white chocolate! Tosha's card gave me an idea for some super easy Easter treats! Love this - so super simple and raises a laugh too with the wee folks.
I started with a largish bar of white chocolate and broke off two thirds of it for melting to make the white parts of the fried eggs. Melt your white chocolate using your favourite method - I zap it in the mic for 10 seconds at a time, because I have neither time nor patience for faffing around with a bain marie...
Drop large spoonfulls of your white chocolate out onto baking sheet I have that clever non stick poly sheet stuff from Lakeland - which also makes a great sheet for sponging ink on...)
I got a bout a half a dozen 'splats' out of my 2/3 bar. If any of your egg splats have a little raised dimple in the centre upon hardening, shave it off carefully with a knife - you want a nice flat base for the yolk. Let these bases harden before you add the yolks.
When you are ready for yolks, melt the remaining 1/3 of your white chocolate bar and pop in a drop or two of yellow food colouring. At this point - and this happens to me all the time - your chocolate may seize and not want to play any more. Do not panic. Boil the kettle and pop yourself a herbal tea on.
Take a spoonful of boiling water and drop it into the seized chocolate. You may need another spoonful, but stirring vigorously at this point with the boiling water should bring your yellow chocolate back to something like a smooth glossy pourable gloop again.
When I was making my eggs the chocolate seized as soon as I dropped in the food colouring, but you can see from the pic, the boiling water trick fixed it right away.
The best thing is to drop a spoonful of the yellow choc in one place and let it settle all by itself, it will naturally spread out in a circle.
I popped mine into a little greaseproof baggie (glassine bag) and added a paper topper that I had cut from some of our new Digital Folk Art papers. I made the topper up as I went along, it's basically a rectangle folded in half with little flaps to one of the sides.
I gave it a fancy edge with a Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Postage Stamp die. I popped two little holes along the centre fold for ribbon.
This is the topper flipped right side up - I am loving these digital papers.
The whole notion of Folk Art cries out for handmade embellishments and so I cut out two 'leaves' with my Spellbinders 2012 Heirloom Ornaments dies and added a little stitching to reinforce the leaf idea. Don't those ornaments make fabby leaves!
Popped it on the baggie with a flower made from felt - and cut with a Spellbinders Blossom One die. The finishing touch was the Keep your sunny side up sentiment from the A Good Egg stamp set. Easy peasy!
Now I want to make millions of little mini fried eggs and give them out to the wee folks buddies!!
Hope it tickles!