Hellooooo Cupcake Diaries readers! I am so excited to be here today! I’m Ashlee from I’m Topsy Turvy and my blog covers a wide range of topics, I am a cake decorator in Salt Lake City, UT. I started my blog to support my cake business and it quickly became a place to share tutorials, recipes, the parties I throw my kids and more!
I love holiday’s, I have 5 kids so we have a lot of fun with holiday activities, like dying eggs! And since I like to use those eggs in recipes I thought it would be super fun to crackle my eggs, so when I use them in recipes you have that pretty color on the egg whites! AND because the dye will be on the edible portion of the egg I use food dye rather than store pellets.
The strength of the color depends on how much dye you use. You can use grocery store liquid dye, but it will be hard to get nice dark shades! With Gel dye a little goes a long way. You can use just a drop or for really bright colors use a few more!
3/4 C HOT water
1/4 C vinegar
gel food dye
hard boiled eggs
These measurements are for EACH cup
mix all three ingredients in a bowl or mug
place egg in the mug, for lighter colors take out sooner, for darker shades leave in longer
So to get the crackle effect? Simply crack your egg, roll it on the table, before putting the eggs in the dye baths, simple enough!
Leave in a little longer than normal, you’l get a nice dark egg color, and pull out and peel!
Well… that’s what’s SUPPOSED to happen… As you can see it was TOTAL FAIL!!! Not a single egg out of a dozen worked! ONE yellow SLIGHTLY worked, Some were completely white, some where half dyed, it was a mess. I’m not sure what I did wrong, so I’ll have to try it again another time.
In the mean time I still want some color on my egg whites, SO I placed the unpeeled eggs in the dye!
GORGEOUS! I love how bright they turned out! Perfect for the Spicy Deviled Egg recipe on my blog today!