Cutest EVER – Shaped Hard Boiled Eggs

I hadn’t planned to post about these awesome little shaped hard boiled eggs, but people loved them when I posted a photo on Facebook and Instagram.  I was sure that everyone knew about these easy eggs, but not so.  Everyone wanted to know “How did you do that!?”  So, I thought a post was in order.

It all starts with super cheap egg molds.  WHAT!?  Egg molds?  Yes, egg molds.   And seriously, less than $2 bucks a piece.  So go buy a pack or.. three.  We have the fish and car egg mold set, but I am definitely going to buy more.

It’s so simple that I feel silly even dedicating a post to shaped hard boiled eggs.  These molds do come with instructions, but they are not written in English.

How to make shaped hard boiled eggs:

Step 01:  Boil your eggs, just like any other time.  Don’t ask me how- I just put a few eggs into a pot of water, sprinkle in some salt, turn them up, let ‘em boil, check on ‘em, and go back to get them.. when I remember.  Or hear the water boiling over.  Whichever.

Step 02:  Let them cool.  I know that every other egg molding tutorial on the Internet says you have to burn your fingers off and do it ASAP.  Well let me tell you- been there.  Done that.  Got the burns.  After fumbling and yelping in pain with the first two eggs, I decided I didn’t care how cute they were- they weren’t worth the paaaain.  So I let the rest of the eggs cool completely.  And I gave it a try.  Guess what?  There was NO difference between the hot eggs and the cold eggs- they both molded perfectly.  So save your fingers and let the eggs cool.

Step 03:  Peel the eggs.  They say that by sprinkling salt in the water before boiling, it helps separate the egg from the shell which makes peeling easier.  I think it helps, so there is a little tip for you.

Step 04:  Put an egg in the mold.  Snap it closed.  Some egg guts may squish out, but it will be fine.  Trust.

Step 05:  Leave the egg (still in the mold) in a pot of cool water for a few minutes.  3 minutes was enough for me.  You can leave it longer, no big deal.

Step 06:  Take the egg out of the mold, wipe off the squishy guts (if there are any), and admire your super cute, shaped hard boiled eggs.

Step 07:  Eat & enjoy!

Bryson was a teeny bit upset when Bella ate his car.  Be forewarned, eating cars and fish is fun, but can also break hearts.  No worries though- you can always make more shaped hard boiled eggs!  Wouldn’t these be fun to pack in lunches for a fun surprise?

Next on my list is the Hello Kitty egg mold.  It’s more expensive, but I can’t resist!

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Comments

  1. These are too cute. I have the same set and my son loves it. Someday maybe I’ll dye the eggs a different color to make the design pop.

  2. Charity L. says:

    Oh…those are too cute! I did not know there were egg molds. Thanks for the tip. I pinned this to my summer bucket list on pinterest.

  3. I saw these when you posted them on Facebook and wondered how you did it – now I know! Now if I can just figure out how to boil a dang egg!

    • Put eggs in a pot cover with water – I put in a sauce pan and make sure eggs are covered with water. Put lid on pot. Bring to a boil, turn off stove and leave to sit anywhere from 15 min to 1/2 hour.

  4. this is so cute!!!

  5. Those are way too cute. My girls would go nuts over the Hello Kitty one. Dude would love the car one!! :)

  6. Seriously the cutest thing ever!

  7. Oh my gosh, now I need to get some egg molds! My kids would love these

  8. These are adorable!!! I’m going to have to get a few of these. I think my kids would definitely eat these.

  9. So totally cute and I am going to a local Japanese store to get some. Love it!

    • Whitney says:

      I wish we had Japanese stores locally! My wallet probably appreciates the fact that we don’t though. :)

  10. Oh, Whit, these are just too darn cute. I love the little cars, I would have been upset if somebody ate one on me, too. =)
    I would love to see some little doggy molds. Gonna have to look for those. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Those are super cute!

  12. Very, very clever.

  13. How cute. I have used Japanese rice molds before, but didn’t even know these existed.

  14. Those are so cute!!

  15. ADORABLE! Pinned it for you
    Kas

  16. marissa lee says:

    never knew they had egg mold…these are really cute…thank you for sharing.

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