In case you've been living under a rock for the past few months, you should probably know that it's Easter in 25 days. When Easter comes around, it means only one thing for food lovers: Easter eggs. It seems that recently, confectionary retailers are on a mission to create the biggest and best Easter eggs around.
Alex Yeatts, a student at the Culinary Institute of America, has undoubtedly outdone the mainstream confectionary companies this year. Not only has he created an egg the size of a small child, he's also managed to fill the insides with an edible crystal.
The geode eggs took over six months to make, and are entirely edible. The crystals inside are made of sugar, but needed time to grow. Alex Yeatt didn't know if his experiment would be successful until he broke the eggs open himself. Alex was part of a team with fellow student Abby Lee Wilcox.
After 6 months of hard work @alex.yeatts and I cracked open our chocolate geodes!!! I am so thankful to have had this experience. #proud2bcia #chocolate #geode #foodart #chefstalk #candy #bakerylife #confectionery #foodie #foodporn #cny #pastry #buzzfeast
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These eggs require a very big knife, hammer and inner strength to break open. But, once you crack the egg, the crystals inside catch the light and a sugary trickle of liquid icing may drip out. It's magical, like the kind of food you'd except to see laid out in the Great Hall in Harry Potter.
I don't know how they did it, but I love it. This is the kind of culinary creation I need in my life. It pains me to say it, but Easter this year just won't be as great now I know that these eggs exist in the world. If you'll excuse me, I'm off to New York to try and find one of these magical eggs for myself.