My youngest sister-in-law is expecting her first baby next month and her 5 sisters threw her a little shin-ding yesterday. They're a pretty casual bunch so it seemed making these little chick eggs would be perfect for the baby shower. Plus I knew I didn't have to make a ton since they are a bit time consuming.
This idea I first saw from a Pinterest post. I hope I did the original justice. Because I am completely inept at hard boiling eggs I went the easy and money saving route by buying prepackage hard boiled eggs. They cost the same as Eggland's Best Eggs anyhow they just have 10 eggs rather than a dozen. No hardship for me. I'd rather have 10 perfect eggs versus 6 down the disposal.
It's easy. Try it!
The deviled egg recipe is just a classic one. Turns out I never used the paprika. I forgot I wouldn't need the extra color touch.
Don't forget to cut the eggs horizontally when the eggs are standing tall. And I divided them about 2/3 tall instead of cutting them in half. It made them look more like little shell caps that way.
Using the mini muffin tin was a life saver! I put the filling in a small zip sandwich bag with the corner snipped off. Whoever first thought of that idea is a genius. I've used that trick for so many different recipes and fillings.
Tiny bits of olives for eyes and little triangles for the beaks from a carrot.
My little chicks were transported to the party in the muffin tin. I put a sheet of wax paper over top then another layer of cling wrap. I then put the tin in a soft sided cooler.
Lastly, I transferred them to a serving platter with a couple lettuce leaves. They were very wobbly but it didn't make a difference. Too cute!