How to make marbled easter eggs
How to make marbled Easter Eggs with canned whipped topping instead of shaving cream.
I saw marbled Easter Eggs on Pinterest, using shaving cream. They looked like a lot of fun, but I was leery of using shaving cream for a few reasons.
Most shaving creams use phthalates in their fragrance. According to the Proctor and Gamble website, they use Diethyl phthalate as one of their fragrance components. Phthalates are linked to breast cancer, so I prefer to avoid them whenever possible. The information below was taken from the Material Safety Data Sheet for Gillette’s Foaming Shaving Cream:
Egg shells are porous. I just didn’t feel good about using shaving cream, with ingredients and safety warnings like that, to make these marbled eggs.
So I decided to try with whipped topping instead…
You will need some hard boiled eggs, a can of whipped topping (try to find unsweetened), and liquid food coloring.
Spray the whipped topping into a cookie sheet or shallow baking pan.
Add drops off food coloring and swirl with a chop stick or spoon.
Gently place an egg into the foam and slowly roll it around.
The boys LOVED doing this!
They got to add the drops of food coloring, and do the swirling… but I had to stop them before the colors got too blended.
*Licking whipped topping off of his hand =)
We had a blast doing this!
After we rolled all the eggs I put them in the egg carton to allow the dye to set.
Then gently wiped / blotted the cream off. I didn’t want to rinse them, as I was worried too much of the dye would wash off.
We’ll rinse them before eating.
Be sure to get unsweetened whipped topping. I accidentally grabbed sweetened and our eggs ended up a little bit sticky, but a quick rinse will resolve that.
We used a whole can of whipped topping. Next year when we do this again, I’m going to try it with regular whipped cream that I make with my KitchenAid mixer. Since this was an experiment I figured I’d take a short cut and just grab a can from the grocery store. I think it worked well, and was a fun twist on dyeing eggs!