Easter Lambs – Creme Egg Animals!

 

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If you remember the Easter chicks from last year you’ll know I have a thing for turning a Creme Eggs into something else for Easter,  this year it’s lambs!

You will need:

Creme Egg

Sugarpaste; white, peach/flesh/pink, black plus green and pink for flowers and leaves

Use ready coloured or colour your own using gel paste colours

Black edible ink icing pen

Pink lustre dust and soft paintbrush

Royal icing

Piping bag and no. 2 piping tip

Small blossom plunger cutter

(Equipment links to The Pink Whisk Shop)

 

I’m setting my little lambs on mini cake cards, depending on what you want to do with them after you’ve made them they can be made on a plate, a small piece of card covered in foil or a small square of baking paper.  Just make sure you’re making them on something that you can easily move around.

Greasing your hands with a little bit of Trex (white vegetable fat) will stop the sugarpaste from sticking to you whilst you’re working and give the sugarpaste a nice shine,  not too much though or it will end up super shiny!

Roll a sausage of black sugarpaste, flatten the two ends and cut it in half.  Position on the covered card as front legs.

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Roll another sausage, slightly longer and fatter and do the same for the back legs.

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Now unwrap the chocolate egg and press it onto the legs.

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Roll a small amount of black to shape a tail.

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Press it into position.  The sugarpaste should stick easily without the need for any sugar glue or water.

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Wash your hands really well before shaping the head, the black colouring is easily transferred to your hands and will make Mr Lamb look like he has a dirty face!

Roll a ball of peachy/flesh/pink sugarpaste.  I coloured my own using the ivory from the Wilton set.

Once it’s in a neat ball, roll your forefinger across the middle of the ball.  It will flatten it in the middle and form this shape.

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Squidge the thinner flatter end slightly with your fingers – this part is the top of the head and should be narrower than the mouth part.

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Now press the head gently into position.

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Using the wrong end of a paintbrush poke a hole on either side of Lamb’s head where the ears will go.

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Roll a small ball of white sugarpaste and an even smaller ball of flesh.  Set them on top of each other ball and press them gently together.

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Taper the end of the ear to a thin point.

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The thin end gets posted into the little hole you made earlier and the ears droop downwards with the white part uppermost.  Press lightly into the hole and to the head to secure in place.

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Now using a knife imprint Lamb’s nose in a v-shape with a line going downwards.

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Add an imprint of a smile with the wrong end of a piping tip.

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Two dots with the black icing pen make the eyes.

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And a dust of pink lustre dust for rosy cheeks.

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Now for the royal icing.  I prefer to make my own mix using regular icing sugar and meri-white (a powdered egg white)  - 450g icing sugar, 1 tbsp meri-white and between 60-90ml water added gradually.

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Whisk to combine…and then it’s really important to continue whisking until the royal icing thickens and forms soft peaks.

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Into a disposable piping bag fitted with a no. 2 piping nozzle.

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Pipe on small blobs of royal icing across Lamb’s forehead.  Fill the back of the head with icing blobs right down to the chocolate egg.

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Pipe swirls all over the chocolate egg.

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Don’t worry about the gaps, fill them in with small dots of icing.

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It’s easier to prop up the lamb to do the underside of the chocolate egg, simply use a ball of sugarpaste.

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Woolly Lambs!

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Cut out a small pink blossom and shape a little leaf from green sugarpaste and secure onto the lamb’s head using a dot of royal icing.

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Shape two more leaves for by the side of the lamb – simply roll a ball of sugarpaste, flatten with your fingertip and pinch one end to a point, mark a central vein down the middle using a knife.  Stick them by the side of the Lamb with a dot more royal icing.

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Add a blossom to the leaves on the board and fill the centre of each flower with a small dot of royal icing.

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Ready to go!

Easter Chicks are here if you fancy giving them a go too.

 

 

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Easter Lambs – Creme Egg Animals

Ruth Clemens, Baker Extraordinaire

Meet me down the aisles of The Pink Whisk Shop – for all sorts of cake decorating and baking delights!

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46 Responses to Easter Lambs – Creme Egg Animals!

  1. You’ve surpassed yourself here – they are absolutely adorable.

  2. Rebecca says:

    Oh Ruth, those are just super super cute! I find it really amazing that one can see a lamb in a chocolate egg ;) Never would have thought of it! So cute :D

  3. traceyh says:

    omg ruth, these are totally amazing!
    a beautiful work of art.xx

  4. Bernice says:

    Co cute – you are a very clever lady x

  5. Daisy says:

    These are so cute! I wish I liked creme eggs though, I guess I could do it with another type of chocolate egg.

  6. charlie says:

    These are so cute! I’ll definately be making some for easter gifts.

  7. Kelly-Jane says:

    Aw that is genius! Few simple steps for a fabulous cute lambie :)

  8. Ann says:

    Lol these are beautiful,so cute.

  9. Natalie says:

    Oh my gosh, these are the cutest things ever! I am very impressed, I don’t even know how you managed to think of such a clever design! Will definitely have to have a go at these myself…

  10. Durre says:

    So pretty i wouldn’t even be able to eat it!!

  11. Lou says:

    OMG THAT IS THE CUTEST THING I’VE SEEN!! Sorry for shouting :)

  12. Charlotte says:

    I need to make these! They’re amazing! x

  13. Sarah H says:

    These are so lovely I wouldn’t let anyone eat them!

  14. EmmaMT says:

    OMG!! These are sooo cute. I love the rosy cheeks. They make such a difference.

  15. Elle says:

    These are so cute – such a clever idea!

  16. Caroline Lowings says:

    These look amazing Ruth. Such a clever idea x

  17. This is quite simply why you should have won the bake off in my eyes!

    Is it just me or are creme eggs these days decidedly smaller than they used to be?

  18. Debs says:

    These are so adorable and clever, too! : )

  19. Natalie says:

    Wow! Incredible!

  20. Tami G says:

    Oh my…these are absolutely awesome! You are so creative! Love these…thank you for sharing with us!

  21. Judith Culham-Elsdon says:

    Wow these are great – will give them a try :)

  22. Alvilda says:

    These are just the most adorable thing. gives a completely different view to a little creme egg. They’re just fab. xx

  23. Mrs Doreen Hegarty says:

    These are so lovely – thanks so much for the step-by-step pictures, I wouldn’t have a clue where to start lol :) x

  24. Annie says:

    These are sooo adorable!! Such a clever idea! Is sugarpaste and fondant the same thing? Can you make your own sugarpaste or is it something that has to be purchased? Could you please tell me where I might find it? I’ve heard of gumpaste, marzipan, and fondant, but not sugarpaste…. Thank you.

    • Hi Annie – sugarpaste and fondant are just the same thing – I don’t make my own as its much easier to buy it ready made. If you google sugarpaste recipes there’s lots of info out there if you fancy making your own x

  25. Lin Bedell says:

    Brilliant!!! Thanks for the step by step instructions. Going to make a few for my Grandchildren. They will love them. x

  26. Sconnie59 says:

    These are so adorable – thank you so much for sharing!

  27. These are absolutely adorable – too cute to eat! What a lot of work and even more talent has gone into making them. Thank you for sharing this and Happy Easter :)

  28. Jane says:

    Hi Ruth
    How long can one keep treats iced with royal icing? I’m always nervous of raw egg when working with kids (I teach) but I’ve never thought to use powdered egg white (doh!). Is it safer? Assuming the treats aren’t eaten in one go, that is.

  29. Sheila Moore says:

    OMG…soooooo cute…Easter’s a week away…can I manage to get these done in time….maybe…going to give it a good try! Thamks for posting.

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  31. Cindy says:

    I made some of these today. Not as good as yours, but I try! I put them on some buttercream icing and will get some small chocolate eggs to go around. Thanks for the inspiration. cindy

  32. Steph says:

    These are absolutely adorable! Can’t wait to attempt making them – I’ll be happy if they turn out half as cute as yours!

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  34. Julie says:

    They are amazing! Thanks for the tutorial – you make it look easy!

  35. lucy says:

    This is a beautiful decoration and to be honest I would probably never eat it. :) Actually this recipe is a great source of inspiration for me right now. To be more precise, in February my husband gave me a perfect gift for St. Valentine’s Day – a cooking class for couples organized by Zac’s cooking school here in Vancouver so I’m now collecting interesting recipes to come up with during that course and this one will be a great gift for our little kids. :)

  36. laura says:

    These are the best, I’ve just started my flock of easter treats, also going to try a chick variation. Wish me luck. :)

  37. Ceri Bee says:

    OMG, these are awesome! And what is even more amazing is the detailed photographic instructions on how to make them – just fab :)

    It’s a shame creme eggs are such vile things although another type could no doubt be used instead.

  38. Dee says:

    I’ve just made my own lamb and it doesn’t look too unlike your pictures. I’m delighted because I’m normally completely cack-handed when it comes to anything like this. It’s all down to your really clear instructions Ruth. Thank you so much.

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  40. Laura Perry says:

    Crazy cute!! :)

  41. Liane Stroud says:

    They are so cute, thank you for the tutorial, I had a go at making them and everyone loves them. I used chocolate paste for the legs and head :)

  42. bonita blessing says:

    these are so adorable I signed up for Sharon zambitos pastry school and found this wonderful site thank you for sharing with us

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