That's right, watch their faces as they crack and remove the shell from one of these eggs and find that the bacon is already in the egg!
I made this at TechShop www.techshop.ws
Step 1: Materials & Equipment
Laser cutter (my TechShop has a Trotec Speedy 300)
BONUS: For pre-scrambled eggs
Plastic Easter egg
1/4" bolt, washer, and nut
1/4" drill bit
Small piece of foam
This instructable assumes some basic familiarity with CorelDraw and a laser cutter.
Step 2: Design the Egg Labels
If you want to completely surprise people, skip both this step and the engraving step later in the instructable. However, I thought it would be fun to label each kind of egg and see the puzzled look on their faces when they picked up an egg.
You can engrave about a 1.5" x 1" area on the egg without a rotary attachment for the laser cutter. Select a blocky, bold font so that the text will stand out on the egg. Adjust the font size to be a little smaller than that area. Then draw a rectangle around the text, and add scalloped corners for effect. Use black lines and text so that the laser cutter knows that you want to engrave and not cut the egg.
Step 3: Design the Egg Access Hole
Step 4: Laser Engrave and Cut the Eggs
Step 5: Add Bacon to the Egg
Step 6: Wrap the Egg and Hard Boil It
Step 7: Clean Up Any Leakage
Step 8: Serve and Amaze!
Serve and watch their expressions as they have their first "bacon in a hard boiled egg"!
Step 9: Bonus: Scrambled Eggs
What if your friends prefer scrambled eggs and bacon? That's another step that involves power tools in the kitchen!
Drill a hole in a plastic Easter egg, add a bolt, washer, and nut. Stick this in a power drill and spin away for a few minutes. This will scramble the egg in the shell!
Step 10: More Practice Needed...
I did puncture the yolk first after adding the bacon and before spinning. It turns out my scrambled eggs were a little runny, and need to cook a little longer. I'll have to try again!