by Bob Bindon and Emily Hill for £8.50
23rd August 2006
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No nest is complete however without eggs, one problem with this is the fact that in august not a lot of shops stock any kinds of chocolate egg, however the trusty sweet shop came to our help so 100g of mini eggs were purchased, along with some slightly larger eggs which could possibly be out of date, but definitely could be pimped! The pimped mini eggs were constructed by rolling them in the gooey chocolate multiple times in an attempt to make them bigger.
Let these set in the fridge for a bit, then find out, they don’t get much bigger, but there’s more melted chocolate to eat, so it’s ok.
Then once nice and hard, proceed to icing them in different colours to simulate the mini egg look. Use lots of icing sugar to get a good thick, crispy layer and food colouring of your choice to get that authentic feel.
Again, go back to the fridge to help solidify the icing.
Now the fun of putting it all together! After setting the nest in the bowl we tried to put it in our homemade case but it was crumbling so we shoved it in the case, then into the bowl and back to the trusty fridge to keep the shape.
Finally, when the not so mini eggs are still a bit squidgy, stick them onto the nest in a decorative fashion, and voilla! The pimped up nest is complete!
Now for the science bit,
Nest volume is 14 times bigger than regular boy scout nest and 36 times heavier, what a beast!!