Chocolate striped egg on table with blue paper

How to decorate an Easter egg

Decorate your own Easter egg to give as a gift or get the kids involved over the school holidays. You'll be surprised how easy it is to create a showstopper.

You know Easter is on the horizon when the shops are bursting with shiny chocolate eggs and foil-wrapped bunnies. But why not get creative this year and decorate a plain shop-bought egg to turn it into something egg-stra special. We’re not yolking around – these eggs are one-of-a-kind…

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If you want more of a challenge, you could also learn how to make an Easter egg using our step-by-step guide, then get the sweeties, icing pens and melted chocolate at the ready for easy decorating ideas to impress. Kids, in particular, will love the chance to unleash their creativity. Give them the kit and plenty of toppings to choose from, then let their imaginations run wild.

Simple chocolate button egg


Pretty as a picture, our chocolate button egg offers a simple way to personalise an Easter gift. If you’re prepared to make your own chocolate egg shell, all you need are the moulds, good quality chocolate and our easy-to-follow recipe – then hide the join with a cleverly placed ribbon. Use chocolate buttons, jazzies or your favourite seasonal sweets to take your creation from basic to brilliant in minutes.

If you do decide to make your own egg, guarantee a lustrous sheen with our easy guide on how to temper chocolate.

Next level decorations

Go all out with our next level decoration ideas. Try a Jackson Pollock-style spatter, chicks made from white chocolate buttons or a floral beauty in royal icing. These hand-crafted treats make fab gifts, or a fun activity for restless kids.

If you opt for the more intricate iced design, you’ll want to know how to make your own piping bag.

Striped chocolate Easter egg


Take a blend of milk, white and dark chocolate and create a striking striped Easter egg. Use our simple step-by-step guide and try making your own designs with different food colourings. For truly flawless results, invest in a thermometer to temper your chocolate.

Watch Miriam Nice show you a super simple way to create this effect in our handy decorating video.

Marbled egg


Ultra glossy and expertly painted, our marbled egg looks and tastes the part. This deluxe homemade sweet has that professional finish and looks as impressive as any shop-bought showpiece. Our multi-coloured work of art is perfect for boxing up for someone special. Switch up the chocolate depending on your tastes and try filling them with our chocolate truffles for an extra surprise.

Chocolate Krispie chick


Give your Easter treats the cute factor like this chocolate chick with a body made of Rice Krispies, complete with Mini Eggs, marzipan feet and an icing beak. Get the kids moulding their own cool chicks before decorating with white chocolate. Give them feathers, a polka-dot pattern or try writing initials in the mould for a personalised gift.

If the kids are up for more projects, get cracking with these decorated blown-out eggs. Even the smallest hands can help with drawing on designs and you won’t need to shell out for expensive kit…

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