A Visit from Some Well-Traveled Eggs

March 6th, 2008

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Ok, so the title sounds a little dodgy, but no, I am not baking these days with stale old eggs! I am instead a lucky participant of the Traveling Egg Meme!

The beyond adorable half-dozen you see above was created by the talented Hannah of Bittersweet for Helene of Tartelette as a gift. Helene, being the generous soul she is, decided instead of keeping the eggs at home she would send them out on a worldwide journey! So these eggs have been making their way around to various bloggers, little eggy ambassadors of happiness.

The eggs arrived on my doorstep along with a host of other gifts from the wonderful Ivonne of Cream Puffs in Venice – thanks so much for everything! I was really thrilled to host these guys at my place, especially as I’d just used up a bunch of my own eggs (just kidding, Hannah and Helene!)

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As it was, I was able to offer them some nice luxurious accommodations to sleep in!

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They also had a wonderful time in the playground I made for them…well, most of them anyway! Oops…

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Ooh, do you recognize these little pastries? Yes, it’s the Pierre Hermé miniatures that Carol and Helene have been talking about! I actually got my own full set a while back, but because my apartment is so small, I don’t have anywhere to safely display the miniatures without fear of knocking them off a shelf accidentally and breaking them! So most of them are still sitting in their plastic bags until I can think of a storage solution. I did break out one set to offer the eggs though, and they seemed to enjoy them a lot!

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Speaking of miniatures, here are the eggs making friends with some other miniatures I have, the cute little cactus pups from Tokidoki. Tokidoki is an adorable Japanese-inspired brand that also vies for the contents of my wallet with their purses, clothing, and toys. I am particularly fond of these puppies dressed up in cactus suits – bizarre, offbeat, but very cute!

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And, of course, the eggs helped me out in the kitchen! Here they are taste testing some of the cookies I made for decorating when reviewing Cookie Craft.

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We had a wonderful time together and I really didn’t want to part with them, but I knew I couldn’t deny the meme and the eggs’ wanderlust. They have been sent off back into the world, and I hope the next person who receives them will have as much fun with them as I did! Thanks Hannah, Helene, and Ivonne!

My blog has been a little light on recipes lately, I know, but I’m going to rectify that soon – look for another post early next week! Meanwhile, I’m happy to announce that my latest column has appeared in the Baking 911 March newsletter. If you sign up for the newsletter, you’ll get my recipe for Lemon Lavender cupcakes – my welcome to spring and Easter!

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27 Comments so far ↓

  • Ashley #1

    Those look like some very lucky eggs! They sure seemed to have enjoyed themselves. I hope the next home is as good of a host as you were!!

  • Jessica "Su Good Sweets" #2

    These are so cute! I hope they find their way to me one day.

  • dreamsicle #4

    hee, good thing that those cute eggs didn’t “crack” after all that traveling :P. i’m intrigued by the pierre herme desserts set and asked my mum to get them for me in HK last x’mas too … hopefully i’ll get to see them when i go back home.

    and what a coincidence! i just finished my final celebration cake project yesterday in class and guess what i made? a lavender honey genoise moistened w/ lavender-lemon syrup, filled with lemon curd, and frosted w/ lavender honey buttercream. mmm, i love lavender honey for its subtle floral hint.

    anyway, i can’t wait to read ur next blog entry. hope u’ll get to relax a bit soon!

  • dreamsicle #5

    hee, good thing that those cute eggs didn’t “crack” after all that traveling :P. i’m intrigued by the pierre herme desserts set and asked my mum to get them for me in HK last x’mas too … hopefully i’ll get to see them when i go back home.

    and what a coincidence! i just finished my final celebration cake project yesterday in class and guess what i made? a lavender honey genoise moistened w/ lavender-lemon syrup, filled with lemon curd, and frosted w/ lavender honey buttercream. mmm, i love lavender honey for its subtle floral hint.

    anyway, i can’t wait to read ur next blog entry. hope u’ll get to relax a bit soon!

  • breadchick #6

    I was wondering where Ivonne sent those guys off to after her post!

    I’m glad you enjoyed your visit with them as much as I enjoyed my visit with the Traveling Eggs. They look like they had a good time at your house (especially with the little mini desserts!)

  • kate #7

    what an awesome little meme tradition! sending those adorable eggs around the country. (who would have thought that eggs would be called adorable?) hee. such a nice idea. it warms my heart to see such good will and the sharing of fun in the blog world.

    and your cupcakes look fabulous, too!

  • Ashley #8

    I’m sure these little eggs were sad to leave you. They look like they were having such a great time – except for the one. :)

  • Us vs. Food #9

    i love catching glimpses of the eggs on their worldwide journey. if only i might be so lucky as to receive a visit one day!

  • brilynn #10

    Those Pierre Herme miniatures are really too much! They’re so cute, I’m sure the eggs loved them.

  • Tartelette #11

    Your post just cracked me up! They got style baby!! I am creating them their own blog/site and I was wondering if you’d let me use the picture of them in the ice cream cone holder? Let me know.
    Great post dear!

  • Hannah #12

    I’m so glad you had a good time with the eggs- They certainly seem to be enjoying themselves!

  • eliza #13

    looks like the eggs are having fun in your apartment with other little creatures! :)

  • kellypea #14

    Such cute little eggs. Looks like you had some fun with them. I lose track of them, and then they pop up again in a new home, bringing a smile to my face!

  • Deborah #15

    They look like they had a great time with you!!

  • Rosa #16

    Those eggs are too cute! Congratulations for your column…

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  • Cheryl #17

    I completely forgot about the traveling eggs. I haven’t seen them in weeks. So cute. Love the amusement rides you had for them.

  • Joanna in the kitchen #18

    Those eggs are so adorable. So cute :-D

  • Angel #19

    Those are some adorable eggs. I love seeing them play on the playground you made them. CUTE!

  • Jenny #20

    I am glad to see the next leg of the egg’s little journey! They sure look like they were having fun.

  • Jerry #21

    Oh!!! Jealous! The eggs are soo cute!

  • Sandy #22

    Oh, how precious those eggs are! You must have been playing with them for hours. :)

    And those Lemon Lavender Cupcakes are absolutely gorgeous–I can see them as must-haves for spring bridal and baby showers. Just beautiful!
    All best,
    Sandy

  • Niko #23

    OMG- the egg meme is so cool! I want to start one! Its like the Knome in Amelie (or Travelocity).

    If anyone wants to toughen them up I’ll get them on the subway in New York.

    Niko

  • Cc #24

    this post is very, very, very cute!!! :D

  • Jen Yu #25

    I love those eggs! They had such a grand time in your kitchen – they told me so :) Thanks for passing them along and for the wonderful surprises in addition to the eggs. You’re the best, Anita – a heart of gold. xxoo

  • Talking Story with Say Leadership Coaching #26

    Have some eggs this weekend

    Made my café latte same as I always do, but today it tasted exceptionally wonderful… With my mug of Kona-brew in hand, and my mouse resting under the other, I had the most delightful time this morning reading blogs I

  • Sophie #27

    what adorable little eggs, they have such sweet faces :)

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