Introduction: Easter Eggs
Come Easter don't just die eggs and eat them. Blow them so they can be saved until an overly curious (and clumsy) child happens by. The eggs pictured here aren't just my creations, they represent a small sampling of eggs made by my family members (and friends) over decades. Some are more than 40 years old! Even when they break we don't always throw these eggs out. We have quite a few Humpty Dumpties in our collection: my father has more patience than all the King's men. I hope these will inspire you to experiment and have lots of fun.
At the end of the slideshow there's a pictures of egg blowing: you can make a hole just the size of a pin prick on top, and a slightly larger hole at the bottom, by poking through the shell with a pin then chipping it to enlarge the opening. Blow through the pin prick, then if the yolk gives you a hard time, jab the pin up the bottom to break it up. Prepare for Easter by making lots of pound cakes (because they require tons of eggs which do not need to be separated), and by blowing eggs till your jaws ache and your heads feel light. It's definitely worth the pain.