As promised in a recent post, I wanted to share with you a quick and easy way to jazz up a boiled egg by turning it into a cute boiled egg rabbit. With just a sharp knife and a hard boiled egg, you can quickly make any meal a whole lot more fun, especially if you’re looking for Easter food ideas! I’ve made various attempts at these rabbits over the time I’ve been making bento lunches, and sometimes it turns out better than others (check out this post to see the version I fondly recall as the ‘killer rabbit’!). Today’s attempt wasn’t my best either, but I did manage to take pictures of each step, so hopefully you can make your own ‘improved’ versions based on that!
Update: since writing this post, I used these rabbits in my prize-winning bunny rabbit Easter salad too!
How to Make a Boiled Egg Rabbit
1. Hard boil your egg. As soon as it is cooked, remove it from the pan and soak in cold water until it is completely cool.
2. With a small sharp knife, slice a piece off one side of the egg as shown below. The flat side of the egg that you have created will become the bottom of the bunny, the piece you have cut off the ears.
3. With a mini circle cutter, round the ends of the piece of egg as shown. You could also cut it free-hand with your knife if you don’t have a mini circle cutter.
4. Cut the egg into pieces as shown below, to form the two bunny ears.
Once you have made your bunny ears, place the egg flat side down, then cut two slits at an angle into the egg for the ears to slot into. Push the ears into place. You may need to use the tip of the knife to hold each slit open whilst you insert the ears. Add features as wanted; I used a black edible marker pen to dot the eyes and nose, but you could also try using edible items such as seeds etc. I also added dried spaghetti whiskers this time – obviously these would need to be removed before eating the egg.
I made the bunny above in a bit of a rush, so it wasn’t quite as pretty as I’d like, so I’ve included in this post a couple of better version I made on other occasions. The bunny below was one of my first attempts and had a tiny pink marshmallow nose.
You can also use the same method I’ve shown above to make a boiled egg mouse instead. To make mouse ears, cut the piece of egg in half width-ways, then shape each piece with a circle cutter to get round mouse ears rather than long bunny rabbit ones. Insert into the egg as before then decorate with features as wanted.
I hope I’ve managed to explain it so that it makes sense. Have you tried making any other boiled egg creatures? I’d love to see them if you have!