How to choose the best Easter egg molds?
Do you want to make your homemade Easter eggs this year but you don't know where to start? Are you confused about buying the best Easter egg mold ? Not sure what type of chocolate mold to use ? We get it, because we've already gone through the whole process of finding Easter egg molds . That's why we've put together our ideas for chocolate egg molds that are currently available. We've also compiled a list of questions you're probably asking yourself before April rolls around.
We've done our best to gather your thoughts and recommendations, but it's always best if you do your own research on our online store of the Easter egg chocolate molds you're considering buying. Your questions may be the following:
- Is it worth buying an Easter egg mold?
- What are the advantages of an Easter egg mold?
- What are the factors to consider when buying an Easter egg mold?
- Why is it better to invest in an Easter egg mold?
- What is the difference between a silicone or hard plastic Easter egg mould?
- Where can you find large giant Easter egg moulds?
- How to make chocolate Easter eggs without a mold?
We're sure you probably have a lot more questions about Easter egg molds than these. We will already try to answer these and you can always find more information about Easter Eggs on our pastry blog .
Here are our top recommendations in this Easter egg mold buying guide , based on our analysis of review sites, customer testimonials, online forums and product reviews, to ensure you put the hands on the best Easter chocolate egg molds possible.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of an Easter egg mold?
Here are some professional techniques to deepen your search for chocolate molds for Easter :
- Brand value: Each brand of Easter egg molds has its own value. Most brands offer some sort of unique selling proposition that is meant to deliver something different from their competitors.
- Specifications: we can measure the solidity.
- Product Value: This is simply the value for money of your Easter egg mold.
- Customer Ratings: The number of ratings rates the Easter egg molds objectively.
- Customer Reviews: Closely related to ratings, these paragraphs give you detailed information from real users about their Easter egg molds.
- Product quality: you don't always get what you pay for with Easter egg moulds, sometimes less, sometimes more.
- Product Reliability: The strength and durability of an Easter egg mold should be an indication of the life of the product.
Easter is a great time of year for families. The sun is starting to rise, the daffodils are budding and there is optimism in the air. And the best? A lot of chocolate !
To help you make the most of the celebrations, we've found the best chocolate molds for making chocolate Easter eggs that you can make with (or without) the kids.
Not only is it great fun to make your own homemade Easter egg , but it also means fewer mass-produced eggs to buy from the supermarket. One more gesture against waste and one more step towards eco-responsible consumption .
Plus, all of the molds we found can be reused year after year, so you can cut down on excess packaging and waste, while helping little ones have fun.
We've also written a helpful guide on how to make your own chocolate Easter eggs with rigid molds , which you may find useful once you've purchased your Easter kit . Or, for a more traditional activity, learn how to decorate your chocolate eggs for Easter .
Easter Egg Silicone Chocolate Molds - 15 eggs each 35 x 25mm
These Easter Egg Non- Stick Silicone Chocolate Molds produce perfect Easter egg shaped chocolates. The Silicone Easter Egg Chocolate Mold can produce up to 15 chocolates at a time, each measuring 35mm x 25mm.
To create homemade chocolates with a professional finish, pour tempered chocolate into the silicone chocolate moulds, filling them to the top. Shake the mold upside down to remove excess chocolate, scrape the top and let harden. Fill the chocolate with a filling, whether it's a chocolate ganache infused with pink peppercorn, white chocolate and porcini mushrooms, or a homemade praline made with pure hazelnut paste. Finally, using a stainless steel spatula , spread a thin layer of tempered chocolate on top of each mould, to seal the filling inside the chocolate shell. Unmold the chocolates by simply flexing the silicone mold.
Designed to be used from -40°C to 280°C, the silicone molds are also suitable for freezing parfaits and ice cream, as well as cooking at very high temperatures. These Easter egg chocolate molds are made of food grade silicone . The molds have been tested extensively in professional kitchens by professional chefs and pastry chefs. Non-stick silicone chocolate molds do not need to be greased before baking.
Chocolate mold for Easter eggs in polycarbonate in the shape of a diamond, small model
This Polycarbonate Diamond Chocolate Easter Egg Mold makes 8 half shells - or four small eggs. Finished eggs are 75mm tall.
The diamond-shaped faceted surface creates an incredibly elegant egg, with a professional finish. Fill them with the Easter treats of your choice or simply decorate them with frosting. Learn how to temper chocolate for the perfect shiny finish.
This Polycarbonate Chocolate Easter Egg Mold is the preferred choice of professional chocolatiers because its flat, rigid surface makes it easy to scrape off excess chocolate for a shiny finish.
How to make small chocolate Easter eggs with a mold?
Pour the tempered chocolate into the egg-shaped mold all the way to the top, then tap the mold several times on a stable work surface to avoid air bubbles. Hold the egg mold upside down to remove excess chocolate and use a spatula to clean the surface. Once the chocolate has hardened, flip the mold over. Leave it at room temperature. As the chocolate cools and contracts, the chocolate eggs release from the rigid mold and fall.
Chocolate mold for Easter eggs in polycarbonate with diamond, large model
This Large Polycarbonate Diamond Shaped Chocolate Easter Egg Mold can make a whole egg (in two halves). The finished egg is 140mm high.
The diamond-shaped faceted finish looks beautiful in glossy tempered chocolate. It is therefore important to take the time to properly melt your chocolate. The shiny chocolate egg has a jewel-like quality and is sure to impress your friends and family.
This Polycarbonate Chocolate Easter Egg Mold is the preferred choice of professional chocolatiers because its flat, rigid surface makes it easy to scrape off excess chocolate for a neat finish.
How to make large chocolate Easter eggs with a mold?
Pour the tempered chocolate into the egg-shaped mold all the way to the top, then tap the chocolate mold several times on a stable work surface to avoid air bubbles. Hold the mold upside down to remove excess chocolate and use a stainless steel spatula to clean the surface. Once the chocolate has hardened, flip the polycarbonate mold over. Leave it at room temperature. As the chocolate cools and contracts, the chocolate eggs release from the mold and fall.
Polycarbonate Miniature Chocolate Easter Egg Mold
This miniature chocolate Easter egg mold makes 24 half-shells - or 12 miniature chocolate eggs. The finished eggs are only 40mm high.
Make your own Easter eggs and fill them with small Easter treats or rich chocolate ganache cream. Miniature eggs are also fantastic on top of a homemade Easter cake. Melt your chocolate properly for a professional, shiny finish.
This Polycarbonate Mini Chocolate Easter Egg Mold is the preferred choice of professional chocolatiers because its flat, stiff surface achieves a fantastic shine and it's easy to scrape off excess chocolate for a neat finish.
How to make mini chocolate Easter eggs with a mould?
Pour the tempered chocolate into the mini egg-shaped mold all the way to the top, then tap the mold several times on a stable work surface to avoid air bubbles. Hold the mold upside down to remove excess chocolate and use a stainless steel spatula to clean the surface. Once the chocolate has hardened, flip the mold over. Leave it at room temperature. As the chocolate cools and contracts, the chocolate eggs release from the mold and fall.
How to prepare to make an Easter egg?
Start by gathering all the materials and ingredients you'll need to make your homemade Easter eggs . Make sure chocolate molds are clean and dry. Take care when handling the molds, as scoring or scratching the inside will affect the final aesthetics of your chocolate egg . Professional chocolate makers suggest wearing cotton gloves (buy white gloves at the drug store) when handling the eggs to avoid fingerprints on the shiny chocolate.
To clean the chocolate molds , use a non-abrasive cloth and hot water. Once the mold is clean, a soft cotton ball is ideal for polishing it to remove any traces of moisture, dust or grease. The shinier the mold, the shinier the chocolate will be when it comes out of the mold.
Clear a space in the refrigerator large enough for the eggs to stay there for 10 to 20 minutes.
The easiest way is to melt more chocolate than necessary. This will allow you to easily swirl the chocolate around the mold . Excess chocolate can always be placed on a sheet of parchment paper and reused, so not a gram will be wasted.
How to make your chocolate Easter egg without a mold?
The easiest way to make an Easter egg is to use a mold. However, if you don't have a conventional mold , you can use something else.
You can be inventive and use egg-shaped plastic packaging. Easter eggs are often wrapped in plastic which can be used as a mold. You can also use real eggshell to make mini chocolate eggs .
To do this, make a neat hole in the base to remove the egg inside. Wash the shell and let it dry completely before filling it with chocolate. Chill in the fridge for an hour before cracking open the shell to reveal a chocolate egg . To make these eggs more fun, use a variety of different chocolates.
Another idea is to buy a ready-made Easter egg and decorate it using lightly diluted royal icing in a piping bag . It's a great way to decorate chocolate eggs , as you can use a wide variety of colors and even use different nozzles to create shapes. The icing hardens and is very impressive.
How to decorate your Easter egg?
To create a contrasting decor, use two colors of chocolate. Fill a piping bag with one color and cut the end to make a small hole. Before adding the main color chocolate, draw a pattern on the mold, in several directions. It can be swirls, zigzags, or even writing, but remember that you'll have to write backwards.
Using an angled spatula, scrape off the excess around the top of the pan. Allow to harden, then coat the mold with chocolate in a contrasting color as in the method above.
For a tasty surprise, you can also add additional chocolates inside the egg . Before gluing the two halves together, insert some supermarket-bought snack chocolates.
A very easy and stylish decoration is to use edible decor . You can use a silicone brush to spread it on the mold before adding the chocolate or brush it directly on the finished egg. For a more elaborate decoration, you can use royal icing to draw a colorful pattern.
Where to buy your Easter egg moulds?
The eggs should harden in the pans for at least 40 minutes. If you want to make a lot of chocolate eggs , it's much faster to buy several molds and make them all at once, rather than waiting to unmold the eggs every 40min and starting over.
Transparent polycarbonate molds are easier to use because you can easily see if the chocolate has covered the entire surface of the mold.
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