Then I got out all my sanding sugar and the tiny tube of pre-made white piping gel that I thought would dry super fast and make my life easy... then I realized that I didn't even have pink sanding sugar, and I was really disappointed. So I kind of slapped some sprinkles on the chocolate dipped eggs, some had purple some had green. They were NOT the multicolored beauties I had envisioned. The piping icing I bought never hardened (still isn't hard today) and Sean thought it looked like I used Elmer's glue to put the sprinkles on... so I admittedly gave up and left the green cake eggs totally plain. I mean they still tasted good.
Then as I was going to the grocery store yesterday morning I had this brilliant inspiration to speckle the green cake eggs like a Robin's egg... except i didn't really know how to approach it. I considered taking a side trip to wallyworld to try and find food markers like Bakerella uses, but then i reconsidered since the economy sucks and I am trying to curb my impulsive "needless" shopping. I decided I'd figure out some other way to make it work. AND I Did!
I mixed up about a teaspoon of coco powder with about a tablespoon of milk and threw in a little bit of powdered sugar... then used a tiny paint brush to dot it on hapahazardly. i took these pictures almost immediately and you can tell that the speckles aren't dry, but within about and hour they had totally dried and are a permanent fixture on the green eggs. I LOVE them.
So the moral of the story is... Even though I admire and even covet Bakerella's precious cake balls, I am not Bakerella, and my medium is NOT chocolate. I can do just about anything you want with a cookie and royal icing, but I don't really like to EAT cookies. I LOVE to eat cake balls, but I am not patient enough to do them up all cutesy.
You'd think I've learned my lesson, but I am currently fighting the urge to bake another cake, make tons more tiny eggs, and coat them in pink, blue, purple, yellow and speckle the heck out of them. You're picturing them too, aren't you?