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When you think of Easter treat fond favorites like, jelly beans, chocolate bunnies, Easter eggs and of course Peeps come to mind, but the speckled Robbins eggs were always my favorite. One year, my creative niece brought the cutest speckled cupcakes and once she told me how easy they were to make – it kicked off a speckled obsession.
To speckle cakes and cupcakes all you’ll need is a small paint brush (clean and new of course) with stiff bristles. A toothbrush works well for this too. Then a little vanilla extract and Cocoa powder. Mix 1 tablespoon Cocoa and 1 ½ tablespoons vanilla until its smooth and has the consistency of thin paint. You can add a little water if needed too.
Dip the bristles in the mixture and flick them with your finger to spray it on the frosting. That’s it! It’s best to play with it a few times over a paper towel so you can get your technique down first.
To speckle Easter eggs the same technique can be used with food coloring dye or edible paint. Gold is a pretty alternative to try along with brown as it still offers neutral flecks which I prefer. To make brown dye from a standard food coloring package just mix the colors green and red.
Have fun and play with your food!
For step-by-step instructions visit honestlyyum.com.