Image: Michael Nangreaves / Producer: Andrea McCrindle / Food styling: Michelle Rabin
These contemporary Easter eggs are accented with pale pink and decorated using avocados, so it's safe to say they have the millennial stamp of approval.
Take your generic decorated eggs to the next level with modern designs like these, which will add a cool edge to your glamorous Easter celebrations. These little stunners weren't decorated with your standard dye — the pink stain is made from boiled avocado skins and pits, and the dark shade is ink (be prepared – the ink will stain, so you’ll need to cover and protect your work surface). The longer the avocado parts boil, the deeper the shade of pink you’ll achieve. Note: Although beautiful, the eggs are not edible.
1 Hard-boil one to two dozen eggs. At the same time, in a separate pot, boil the cleaned pits and skins of 5 or 6 avocados in approximately 1 1/2 litres of water until the liquid reaches your desired hue.
2 Assemble the rest of your supplies: Jacquard Piñata Alcohol Ink (available at arts supply stores), several containers for dipping, a slotted spoon and a drying rack.
3 Add ink to a 1/4 cup of water until you get a shade of grey you like. Fill separate containers with the avocado dye and the ink mixture. Carefully dip the eggs into one colour, remove and place on a rack. When dry, dip the eggs into the second dye, overlapping the first colour to create graphic patterns. Dry completely on the rack.