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7.23.2010

How To Use An Egg Mold




Many of you that have participated in the recent swap have received egg molds as part of your swap packages, so I thought I would do a little photo tutorial on how to use an egg mold. Egg Molds are often used in Japanese bento box meals and they are pretty hard to find here in the U.S., unless you have access to a japanese market ( which I do :), but you can also find egg molds easily online).

While still warm, peel off the shell
Place egg in one half of the mold
place the other half of the mold on top and snap it closed



Place in the fridge for 15 minutes (or a bowl of ice water, if you want to speed up the cooling process). You can also add food coloring in the bowl of water as it cools, just like dying easter eggs, to give in a special pop!


Ta-da! You will notice that it doesn't come out exactly like it's shape.


I cut mine while still in the mold, so I am sure of where the half point is.


You can use food markers ( I like Wilton brand) to draw on a happy face.


Although, he kind of looks like he's crying (or has a really bad eye infection).

Happy Molding!

*Disclosure, I have not been able to verify whether or not these egg molds contain  bpa, pvc or pthalates...

12 comments:

  1. Thanks for this. I have egg molds and have never done one because I just didn't know how. I know what my little one will be having for a snack today. :)

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  2. I have seen these online and wondered how they worked. Thanks!

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  3. Thanks for the tutorial! Eggs are back in our diet now (hooray!), and I'm hoping to include them in the kids' lunches this fall. Now to find some egg molds....

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  4. So glad you showed us!!

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  5. Cute!!! I love egg molds. My favorites are the fish and bear. Unfortunately, I've never been able to use my star mold. I think the eggs I use are too large. I always end up squishing and tearing up the egg.

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  6. I've found that if you use extra large eggs that typically the shapes will "take" better. Most large eggs just aren't large enough. YMM

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  7. You need to use a larger egg to have it come out in it's proper shape. That's a common bento issue that comes up :D Try a Jumbo egg!

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  8. One of the tips I received from the bento groups was to put a slice of raw carrot into the mold before the egg goes in. Ideally this is to use up space that a too small egg leaves, and you only have one side that is nice for pictures. Jumbo eggs are a must. A little vegetable oil rubbed inside the mold top & bottom helps get that gem out.

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  9. VERY cute! I have never seen these before! Wish my kids liked eggs!

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  10. Thanks for posting :) I look forward to using them Monday :)

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  11. I find that some come out more like the correct shape than others. Stars don't seem to work as good as bunnies for example. Maybe I'm using the wrong size eggs? I think some are better with a medium egg and we buy large.

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  12. Oh my gosh! I've never heard of an egg mold. i love it! Now I have to get me some!!!

    www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

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