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How To Dye Easter Eggs With Whipped Cream - Instead Of Shaving Cream!

 

Have you ever heard of dying Easter eggs with shaving cream? I honestly hadn't, until my tween daughter mentioned that she'd like to try it out this year. She had watched a tutorial online and was super excited about it. Something about it just didn't seem right to me though. Shaving cream? On food? That couldn't be safe! So, after looking into it a little more, we decided on using an alternative ingredient to shaving cream with a similar consistency - whipped cream!

These whipped cream Easter eggs were so simple to dye, and the results look far better than any old store purchased Easter egg dye cups could have produced.

Check out our simple tutorial below, along with imagery, on how to dye Easter eggs with whipped cream - instead of shaving cream!


What you'll need:
  • Hardboiled eggs (as many as you'd like!)
  • Baking sheet or glass casserole dish (to roll your eggs on)
  • Gel food coloring (we chose pastel colors - they didn't look pastel as we poured them out - however the end result did produce pretty shades of pink, yellow, green, and blue)
  • Vinegar (about 3 cups)
  • Bowl (to soak your hardboiled eggs in vinegar)
  • Disposable cups (we used 4 - as we had 4 colors)
  • Whipped Cream (canned is best - however you can also use Cool Whip if you'd prefer. Just make sure that it's been thawed in the refrigerator prior to use)
  • Spoon
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic gloves (optional - but I strongly recommend them to prevent your hands from being discolored for a day or two from the food coloring!)

Start by soaking your hardboiled eggs in vinegar (for about 2 minutes), once complete, remove from vinegar and set aside. Next, mix about a tablespoon of gel food coloring with 1-2 drops of vinegar, in a disposable cup. Repeat this step for each color. Once complete, set them aside.

Now, coat the bottom of your baking sheet / casserole dish with whipped cream (about an inch deep is preferable).

Next, use a spoon to drizzle the gel food coloring/vinegar mixture over the whipped cream (in a random pattern - refer to image above). Repeat this step until you've added all of your coloring.

Next, roll each of your eggs in a line through the whipped cream. Try your best not to roll back and forth / as the colors will mix / and the eggs will turn brown. Once you've turned your egg through the whipped cream/coloring mixture, don't wipe / rinse your egg! Instead, set it aside for 5 minutes or so, and allow the color to soak in. Repeat this step until all of your hardboiled eggs have been coated in color.
 After your eggs have had a chance to sit for 5 minutes, rinse each egg individually through cool water. Make sure to rinse off all of the whipped cream/food coloring. Pat each egg dry individually using a paper towel . Refrigerate and enjoy your brightly colored Easter eggs!

They make a wonderful {colorful} center piece for Easter, when arranged in a pretty bowl or glass cylinder vase.



Happy crafting & Happy Easter everyone!