Introduction: Prank Easter Eggs

I had this idea that it would be funny to hide a real egg, covered in chocolate, inside a Kinder Surprise egg foil. It didn't really turn out the way I thought it would, as I couldn't get the chocolate finish very smooth on my egg and it was much to heavy to be authentic. Though sure not to fool many, I thought I would share the process and results here.

I recently found out that Kinder Surprise are not available in the United States. The Wikipedia page on Kinder Surprise links to an article where an American that was stopped at the border with Kinder Eggs in his possession was asked by the border agent "Are you aware kinder eggs are illegal in the United States and carry a $2,500 fine per egg"? The article continues to read that "25,000 Kinder Eggs have been seized at the border between Canada and the USA.
America is a crazy place.

1) I started by gently pulling up the seam of the two halves of the egg foil, then worked my way around the circumference until both sides of the foil were separated. The foil was gently pulled from the egg and set aside. Go slow, the foil tears easily.

2) I made a small egg stand to allow the chocolate covered egg to cool and harden on by drilling small openings in a scrap paint stir stick, then glued four nails closely together. The egg will rest on the points of the nails and allow a more even coating.

3) An egg was removed from the fridge and left at room temperature for about 10 minutes. Coating cold eggs creates condensation on the egg shell when rolling in hot chocolate which can cause your chocolate to seize

4) Chocolate was melted on a bain marie by putting a large stainless steel mixing bowl over a pot of boiling water. Indirectly melting chocolate creates a more even heat and prevents burning. After the chocolate was melted the egg was gently rolled and covered in chocolate, and then laid to rest on the egg stand I made.

5) After about 5 minutes the chocolate had hardened, place in fridge and allow to cool completely for 30 minutes. 

6) Rewrap chocolate egg in Kinder Surprise foil and place alongside other treats. 

I think I could maybe rub a damp cloth over the chocolate to get a shinier finish, but as is might look convincing if the culprit is hungry/gullible enough. What are your thoughts, how would you have done this project?

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Slippery arm (author)2016-07-26

I remember kinder surprise I wish they were available in the u s a

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djames19 (author)2016-03-27

Quail eggs are a much better size FYI. I'm bringing mine to work tomottor

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Bobey (author)2014-04-26

It's not good to eat raw eggs what if your victim swallows the egg inside

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pongopeter826 (author)2014-03-17

I almost died laughing at the kinder surprise wrapper!

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bwatt1 (author)2014-03-06

love it going to do it for easter.

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Advar (author)2013-10-21

"Dirty pool, old man- I like it! "_ Gomez Addams
...And so do I! :)

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scox8 (author)2013-03-17

possibility of seperating the two half sphere parts of a chocolate egg with hot knife. breaking a raw egg into one half and them melting the edge of the other chocolate egg section and assembling back together again. therefore removing the shell and problems with bad surface finish?

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Advar (author)scox82013-10-21

Aww, you "beat" me to it- eggxactly what I was thinking! ;)

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mikeasaurus (author)2013-08-15

This made it on the Chive's DAR (picture #23.

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wilgubeast (author)2013-03-14

Pretty sure Kinder eggs are illegal in the USA because they have plastic toys in the center. Apparently ravenous and obese children (the only kind we have in America, obvs) are in constant jeopardy of devouring whatever happens to be encased in chocolate: toys, medium rocks, coins, and even small mammals. Or perhaps drug smugglers are unusually skilled confectioners -- they do occasionally have powdered sugar on hand, after all.

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bajablue (author)wilgubeast2013-04-06

lol

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yugioh54444 (author)2013-03-30

got to do this but with Cadbury creme egg wrapper btw what is a kinder?

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chocolatechip (author)2013-03-29

Funny!

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chefsea (author)2013-03-28

I like how your mind works.

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Penolopy Bulnick (author)2013-03-12

Oh ewww! That's a good idea!

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Also, I just recently heard about the whole illegal in America thing. Totally ridiculous, but I found out about America's alternative to the Kinder Egg at the same time here.

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Eh Lie Us! (author)2013-03-19

Evil! Pure evil! }:-)

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Deathcapt (author)2013-03-18

Maybe dip the egg into boiling water first to kill that delicious salmonella, that may be on the shell.

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wjcarpenter (author)2013-03-17

Even if we don't have Kinder Surprise eggs in the US, we do have Cadbury Creme Eggs. It's not quite the same, but it would be almost as effective in humor value for this particular prank.

(In case someone doesn't know about Cadbury Creme Eggs -- dunno how widely available they are -- they have a chocolate shell. Inside are yellow and white cream fillings that give a good impression of a real egg in appearance. Consistency is somewhere between raw egg and boiled egg. Delicious.)

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systemBuilder (author)2013-03-17

what about soft-boiling the egg for 1 minute, so a few mm of the outer surface is cooked? At that point, I suspect you could use safety pines to put the egg on a gimbal and spin it through the chocolate, producing a nice uniform surface coating.

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David Catriel (author)2013-03-17

this is hilarious! thx for posting!

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Dbro395 (author)2013-03-17

I will try this with a boiled eggs on my teacher lol

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pudi.dk (author)2013-03-14

Good news, they found a way to make it legal in the US:
http://consumerist.com/2013/03/14/no-more-kinder-surprise-smuggling-chocolate-eggs-with-toys-inside-finally-legal-in-the-u-s/

I live in Denmark though, so I can enjoy my eggs fully enclosed!

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mikeasaurus (author)pudi.dk2013-03-14

You beat me to it, I just read it here.

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mnmama (author)2013-03-13

I too thought it would be better with a peeled, hard cooked egg. One, it would avoid contaminating the rest of the treats with salmonella, the "feel" when they bite into it will be closer to expected. You can even shave a side down to replicate the flat side of the real candies and keep it from rolling around. Then, balanced on a fork, you can dip the whole egg into chocolate a couple of times to build up the chocolate layer, let the chocolate drip off the egg, and set it on waxed paper to cool. You can avoid the lumps and it will finish shiny if you temper your chocolate first. (https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Temper-Chocolate/
Here in the states we have Cadbury eggs, perfectly oval like real eggs. You would probably get someone to take a real big bite of boiled egg if you wrapped it up in one of the Cadbury foils.
Pretty good idea considering April Fools Day is the day after Easter this year!! Beware! Thanks for the fun idea.

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bird123457 (author)2013-03-13

The concept on the whole is a good one but it is almost 100% guaranteed the egg will leak.

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hjjusa (author)2013-03-12

Maybe tie a string around it and dip it in chocolate that has been melted?

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Hollyleaf107 (author)2013-03-12

Ewww...lol nice

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mantislee (author)2013-03-12

Nice. I wonder if this would work with a hardboiled egg out of it's shell. 1. No crunch to stop them from biting all the way in 2. No raw egg clean up.

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SHIFT! (author)2013-03-12

Haha this is hilarious. One of my good friends actually was working on this idea too, but abandoned it because, coincidentally enough, the egg started leaking.

I've been meaning to tell him an even funnier Easter prank would be to operate a Kinder Surprise smuggling ring into the States, Codename: Project Cottontail.

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GorillazMiko (author)2013-03-12

I can't even imagine how disgusting that tastes. Nice job.

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