How do you like your eggs? Do you like them on a boat, with a goat, in the rain, on a train, in the dark, in a tree, in a car, in a box, with a fox, in a house or with a mouse? Would you like them here or there? Or would you like them anywhere?
Some people like them green with ham, or a mystery food that goes by Spam. I know most people eat them first, but me, I like them as dessert!
Hey, you gotta give it to Dr. Suess - the man had mad rhyming skills, huh? I wonder what he would think of my loose interpretation of his Green Eggs & Ham...
I had eggs on my brain all weekend - combination of Easter and the Dr. Seuss app I recently downloaded (go ahead and judge, don't bother me none). So what do you do when life gives you lemons? Make eggs!
Well it was actually K who gave me the lemons, and he set them in such a way, so that the bright yellow of their skin, became little suns that beckoned me, each time I walked past the kitchen. It was too much to bear, so I quickly became acquainted, massaged them, sliced them in half when they were too relaxed to recognize their fate and extracted every last drop of their tart juices. Soon after, they were resurrected as Lemon Pound Cake (I added Vanilla beans - scrapings of 1 pod).
Which brings me to the eggs! They were created using this pan. To join the halves, I filled them Vanilla Lemon Buttercream icing adapted from here - I added Vanilla Beans. One was then crumb-coated and covered with yellow fondant, to which I applied sugar Hydrangeas in various colours. I used Royal Icing to adhere the flowers to the Fondant and as centers. The second, I iced and showered with sprinkles. I then topped them with these delicate Butterflies I made using this amazing mould. (I went a little crazy at Squires Kitchen last year.) I kept one white and dusted with a little shimmer and painted the other with a combination of yellow, pink and purple non-toxic lustre dust. You can't quite see it in the photos, but the lace detail is exquisite.
So how do I like my eggs, you ask? I do not like them green with ham. I do not like them in a van. I like them sprinkled, flowered and frosted. With lemon zest, they are the best!
Hope everyone had a happy Easter!
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