Introduction: Fancy Hard Boiled Eggs

Did you know you can form hard boiled eggs into different shapes. It's quite easy to do.
The trick is to use a newly boiled egg that is still hot.

Step 1: Materials Needed

  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Rubber bands
  • Molds/shapes

For my molds, I glued some old plexi-glass together in a 90 degree angle.
They are about 3 inches long and 1 inch wide.

You don't need anything too fancy, just look around the kitchen and see what you could use. Any small container that would fit an egg snugly but not too tight will work. Be creative.

Step 2: Square Eggs

Place the hot egg in one of the pieces and add the other piece to form a square. Hold it together with rubber bands and put it in the refrigerator for about 30 min until the eggs cools and hardens.
When you remove the egg it should be nice and square.

Step 3: Heart Shaped Eggs

For a heart shaped egg I start by gently pressing the egg with my thumb into the corner of one piece. The egg will flatten a bit.
Next, place the second piece, corner down, on to the egg and press gently to make an impression.
Be gentle, too much pressure will break the egg.

I held it together with rubber bands. Do not double the rubber bands, it will be too much pressure.
Place the egg in the refrigerator for about 30 min and let the egg harden.

Step 4: Oblong/rectangle

For this shape, I flattened the egg a bit and pushed it into a popsicle mold. It was a tight fit so I sprayed it with some cooking spray.

Step 5: Enjoy Your Fancy Eggs


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susiefreckleface made it!(author)2015-11-15

who knew. pretty cool

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maryliz made it!(author)2011-09-10

What a great idea !! The kids could do this for Mothers day (with some help) A really nice way to make breakfast OR a salad look special !!

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marshaecleveland made it!(author)2011-07-26

Maybe I just haven't paid close enough attention, but I've never seen this before. I love the idea that you can change the shape to match the mood and occasion. Thanks for the instructable.

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budloove made it!(author)2011-06-24

Suppose it's an interesting idea

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inhaos made it!(author)2011-05-11

it's really so funny!!!
haha
the heart shape is very romantic as breakfast
love it!!!

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newroger made it!(author)2011-05-04

legal isso ai!!!Gostei!!!

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jaylion made it!(author)2011-04-30

It is really interesting...

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crazyg made it!(author)2011-04-30

learn somin new every day,neat!
shame i like soft boiled

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NKumiko made it!(author)2011-04-29

Dat face! xDD Nice Instructable! I love the square one!!!

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akashraf2003 made it!(author)2011-04-29

suprb

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fahadsgalaxy made it!(author)2011-04-28

Really impressive

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redgilnc made it!(author)2011-04-28

Awesome! I love it! Thank you for sharing. :-)

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9ale7 made it!(author)2011-04-28

never seen them before !
love the heart shape .. Delicious and yammey !
:P

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dzurn made it!(author)2011-04-28

This technique has been used in Japan for their cute lunch boxes for a while. Amazon sells some cheap plastic molds for whatever shape you want:

http://www.amazon.com/Plastic-Egg-Mold-Heart-Star/dp/B002TZ04GO

TIP: You need to shell the eggs before trying this.

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Rayney made it!(author)2011-04-28

I love molded eggs. They are very popular in bento lunches. If you check on j-list.com they have some cute molds made just for eggs. I have a bunch of them in different shapes, even Hello Kitty. You can also find then on ebay for cheap.

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mpettit made it!(author)2011-04-28

oh man I am going to pickle up some crazy shaped eggs!

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gonsena made it!(author)2011-04-28

original idea, i will try it tonight :D

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mweerasinghe made it!(author)2011-04-28

awwww like the idea wanna try it. thanx :D

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RichardBronosky made it!(author)2011-04-28

This is amazing. I can't believe I've never heard/thought of this! I do this kind of thing with food all the time. Thank you so much for the idea!

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jkjhytt6545 made it!(author)2011-04-28

I really like the heart-shaped ones! Good idea.

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mvieke made it!(author)2011-04-28

Very nice. This would be great for making deviled eggs that don't slide off your plate!

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gourmetlicious made it!(author)2011-04-26

Great idea:) Will definitely impress guests:)

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ChrysN made it!(author)2011-04-25

Neat!

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ClicktoFLY made it!(author)2011-04-25

Cool ;-)

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Iyer2711 made it!(author)2011-04-25

Ha ha... VERY cute.

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cybervanig2000 made it!(author)2011-04-24

This is great! It's one of those things that you don't think of doing until you see it. Very cool. thanks for this.

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Biggsy made it!(author)2011-04-24

I love this I'ble welldone :D

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