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The world’s biggest Cadbury Creme Egg

A couple years ago when my dad was sick, my sister and I decided to FINALLY create something from Pimp that Snack for him.  His favorite Easter treat had always been Cadbury eggs. Perfect, right?

First of all, while they call their egg the “Creme de la Creme,” I’ll go with “world’s biggest” for ours. Our mold was significantly bigger.

The ingredients are simple enough (for what seems like a complex treat):

1.5 kg of Cadburys Milk Chocolate
3lbs of granulated sugar
2 x 140 g bottles of liquid glucose (or corn syrup)
vanilla extract
red food colouring
yellow food colouring

Being that we’re not in Great Britain, milk chocolate was hard to find. I looked EVERYWHERE for dairy milk and couldn’t find it. My brother in law told us to just use hershey’s chips…BLASPHEMY!  Then it would be a hershey’s creme egg. Not a Cadbury one.

I finally found a World Market that had several cases of Flake bars. Close enough, right?

Well, the taste was right…but whatever it is that makes them “flake” also keeps them from melting. So while breaking $50 worth of flake into tiny peices and mixing in milk while melthing…my sister and I got rather sick of Flake.

You’d also think it would be easy to find an egg mold the week of Easter. You would also be wrong. We finally found ONE available in a candy store.

We spent hours stirring, melting, brushing, etc. It’s not as easy as it seems! (and we’d made candy in the past)

Next up, was the filling. Let me preface this by saying this was the first time my cousin’s boyfriend (now fiance) was meeting the family. He met us over a pot of boiling white goo. A pot of goo so gooey, we girls were too weak to handle the necessary stirring!

Thankfully, he was able to handle it while two or three of us held the pot down.

Once he got it stirred and out of the pot (and licked all our utensils!), we made our “yolk” with food coloring, and set about filling the chocolate shells.

(Note to self: I think I need to return to that haircut!)

It was a sticky job and involved some finger licking at the end, but someone had to do it!

Then, we attempted the magic. We put the molds in the refrigerator, the freezer, anything to help them “set.”

Damn Flake. It doesn’t set.

We ended up serving Dad two open-face halves of a Cadbury egg, but it was still the most amazing thing ever!

We all grabbed spoons and had at it, until we couldn’t have anything more. I also remember figuring out the Weight Watcher points the thing included. Trust me. You don’t want to know.

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  1. gretchen
    March 10, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    that looks so good. but let’s not try it at the next craft night. also, i agree about the hair.

    • March 10, 2011 at 4:04 pm

      Oh no. The three of us couldn’t handle it. We’d have to rent someone to come stir for us.

      Maybe we’ll do paper eggs again sometime? If we don’t, I might blog about them with past photos. Those are fun! (until you do it and remember how tedious the cutting is)

  2. March 10, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    No pic of the finished product?

  3. March 11, 2011 at 5:02 am

    I love this idea!

  4. March 11, 2011 at 11:47 am

    I find Cadbury milk chocolate at Walgreen’s all the time! Probably not as much as you would need, but it is seriously some of my favorite stuff! Yummies!

    • March 11, 2011 at 11:56 am

      Now, I see it everywhere! Before, I always found it at World Market. When I needed it? Nada! Isn’t that the way it goes 🙂

  5. March 11, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    my teeth hurt just looking at that! (And that haircut is super cute.)

  1. July 12, 2011 at 8:48 am

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