8 Adorable Egg Cups for Spring

Just in time for Easter—egg lovers can rejoice in these great finds for your breakfast table

Add these egg holders to your spring breakfast table!

We’re kind of crazy about eggs here at The Daily Meal. Everyone has their way of eating the breakfast favorite. While some prefer sunny side up, others are keen on over easy, scrambled, or hard boiled.

For those of you who are bananas for soft-boiled eggs—aka eggs and soldiers—you know the value of an egg cup. What’s an egg cup? Otherwise known as an egg server, it’s simply a nice little nest for a soft boiled egg so you can eat it with a spoon or dip toast into it.

They’re very popular in the collectible department. They can be made of porcelain, ceramic, glass, wood, plastic, melamine, etc. They come in all different shapes, sizes, and often are characterized and decorated.

Supposedly, the conclave cup dates back to prehistoric 18th century BC according to archeological finds.

With spring just a few days away and Easter around the corner, we’ve found the cutest and incredibly festive egg cups—since they’re all over the place, stocking housewares store shelves just in time for the season.

If you’re not into soft boiled eggs, use the cup to decorate Easter eggs with the kids or for a variety of other reasons—like a ring dish or a change holder.

Easter Egg Cereal Treats

Here's a new way to dye Easter eggs&mdashin the form of tasty cereal treats!

10-ounce package mini marshmallows (about 6 cups)

Food coloring (4 different colors)

  1. Coat a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray and line with 2 strips of parchment paper (perpendicular and overlapping), leaving an overhang. Spray the parchment with cooking spray.
  2. Put 1½ cups mini marshmallows and 1 tablespoon butter in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave until the marshmallows are puffed and the butter is melted, about 1 minute. Stir until completely smooth (microwave for 30 more seconds, if necessary). Tint with food coloring, stirring to combine. Add 1½ cups cereal and stir until well coated. Spray your hands or a rubber spatula with cooking spray press the mixture into the loaf pan in an even layer.
  3. Repeat step 2 three more times, tinting each batch a different color and pressing the cereal mixture into the pan in layers. Once all of the layers are complete, press the mixture down in the loaf pan to make it compact. Refrigerate until very firm, about 20 minutes.
  4. Lift the cereal treat loaf out of the pan using the overhanging parchment remove the parchment. Cut the loaf crosswise into ¾- to 1-inch-thick slices. Using a 3- to 4-inch egg-shaped cutter, cut 1 egg diagonally from each slice.

To get vibrant colors like these, gel food coloring works best. Liquid food coloring will give you a more pastel look.

Versatile Grab-N-Go Breakfast

Whether you’re planning a brunch, or you need to feed kids before school on a busy weekday morning, these tasty breakfast cups are exactly what you need! Not only are they SO simple to make (only 10 minutes of prep work!), they are extremely versatile.

Our recipe for hash brown egg cups includes the basics: eggs, hash browns, bacon, and cheese. The awesome thing, though, is that you can add whatever ingredients you like!

And once they’re made, they are storable, freezable, and reheatable, which makes for a great grab and go breakfast.

Recipe Summary

  • 12 small solid chocolate Easter eggs, unwrapped and frozen
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¾ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon milk, or as needed
  • 1 drop food coloring, any color, or as needed
  • 12 candy-coated chocolate eggs (such as Cadbury Mini Eggs®)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 12 cupcake cups with paper liners. In a bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder.

In a mixing bowl, beat the white sugar with 1/2 cup butter until thoroughly mixed, then beat in the eggs, one at a time, incorporating each egg before adding the next. Stir in 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract. Stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture, followed by the milk, mixing to make a smooth batter. Fill each lined cupcake cup about 2/3 full of batter, and push a frozen solid chocolate egg into the batter in the center of each cupcake so a tiny bit of the egg sticks out.

Bake cupcakes in the preheated oven until the tops are lightly browned and the cakes spring back when pushed with a finger, 20 to 25 minutes. Allow cupcakes to cool completely.

In a bowl, beat 1/2 cup of butter with confectioners' sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract add 1 tablespoon of milk, a teaspoon at a time, until the frosting is smooth. Beat in your choice of food color to desired shade, and spread frosting on each cupcake. Top each cupcake with a candy-coated mini egg for decoration.

These Pretty Egg Cups Will Elevate Breakfast or Brunch

You have your trusty pot for boiling eggs, but how do you serve soft-boiled eggs? Using egg cups or holders make breakfast infinitely better. We say they&aposre a necessity for soft-boiled egg fans, but they&aposre also a simple way to add something new and pretty to your table without breaking the bank. If you&aposre planning a special Easter breakfast or brunch, they&aposre worth snapping up right now.

Before you start shopping, it&aposs important to understand why these little egg accessories are so crucial: They&aposre designed to hold a soft-boiled egg upright so that you can crack yours open and neatly dip toast into the deliciously runny yolk. They come in every imaginable style, from minimalist to mid-century modern to hand-glazed pottery, and you can easily find a style that first your budget. We found a few great options that start at less than two dollars each. And they&aposre so compact that even the tiniest of kitchens have room for them. Some people even collect egg cups, a practice called pocillovy.

• Best Value:਌rate & Barrel Classic White Egg Cups, $1.95 each, crateandbarrel.com
Best Colors: Le Creuset Stoneware Egg Cup, $10 each, lecreuset.com
Best Handmade: Helen Beard Ceramics Botanical Egg Cups, $21.90 each, etsy.com
• Cutest Design: Martha Stewart Collection Bunny Egg Cups, Set of 2, $18.99, amazon.com
• Best Egg Cup and Spoon Set: Marble Egg Cup and Egg Hammer Spoon, $68, food52.com

Looking for even more fabulous egg cups? Go ahead and treat yourself to one or more of these 15 stylish iterations and elevate your holiday tablescape or your morning meal.

Eggs and Potatoes are essential to this recipe, along with a few others that bring these Hash Brown Egg Cups to life! Here’s what’ll you’ll need:

  • Butter + Onion – grease your muffin tin with butter and onions. This adds flavor and the perfect setting for potatoes to brown and crisp up.
  • Baked Potatoes – bake fresh potatoes or use leftovers, either way, this ingredient is used as our hash brown base. Alternatively, you could use frozen hash browns here.
  • Egg, Salt, + Pepper – this is to help flavor our hash browns and also help hold them together while baking.
  • Scrambled Eggs – fill your hash brown cups with scrambled eggs but please feel free to fill these with whatever you want. Bacon, eggs, sausage, veggies, etc. It’s all yummy.

Egg Cups for the Occasion

Jody Williams with a Quimper Mistral Blue chicken-shaped egg cup, one of many on display at La Terrine’s Upper West Side shop $51 at La Terrine, 877-837-7463, laterrinedirect.com.

Credit. Robert Wright for The New York Times

Jody Williams with a Quimper Mistral Blue chicken-shaped egg cup, one of many on display at La Terrine’s Upper West Side shop $51 at La Terrine, 877-837-7463, laterrinedirect.com.

Credit. Robert Wright for The New York Times

Egg cups in butter cream and aqua by the Bauer Pottery Company $16 each, 888-213-0800, bauerpottery.com.

Egg cup and cozy by Norah Smith $28 at Food52, food52.com.

Dottie egg cup $2.36 through Thursday, then $2.95 at Crate & Barrel, 800-967-6696, crateandbarrel.com.

Pewter-footed egg cup by Match $65 at Tabula Tua, 773-525-0816, tabulatua.com.

Pedestal egg cup by Tina Frey $20 each, 415-223-4710, tinafreydesigns.com.

Bird egg cup set by Rae Dunn $36 at Nectar, 845-687-2870, shopnectar.com.

Vintage wooden egg cups by Georg Lang Sel Erben $22.45 for the pair at Too Hip Chicks Etsy shop, etsy.com.

Rooster egg cup by Atelier Planète Céramique $48 at La Terrine, 877-837-7463, laterrinedirect.com.

Credit. Robert Wright for The New York Times

When you’re shopping for egg cups, it makes sense to bring some eggs along with you. How else would you try out the egg cups for size?

That must have been Jody Williams’s thinking, anyway. Because Ms. Williams, the chef who owns Buvette, a West Village restaurant with an outpost in Paris, showed up for her shopping trip bearing eggs from Heermance Farm in Tivoli, N.Y.

But then, Ms. Williams, 50, whose first book, “Buvette: The Pleasure of Good Food,” will be out this month, doesn’t mess around when it comes to egg cups. She has a collection that includes 30 styles, which currently resides in Paris.

“It’s a little more gentle there,” she explained. “Things get destroyed in New York.”

At La Terrine on the Upper West Side, Ms. Williams used her eggs to test-drive several traditional French Quimper styles, including one in the shape of a chicken. “This has an under liner attached,” she pointed out, “which is a nifty way to put down the spoon or rest your savory egg soldiers.”

A rooster-shaped egg cup by another French company, Atelier Planète Céramique, was one she would “love to use in the restaurant,” she said. “That crackle glaze technique is really interesting.”

When this reporter wondered whether chicken-shaped egg cups were perhaps a little kitschy, she replied, “You can have all kinds of options depending on the tone you want to set at the table.” You may not want to put a chicken in front of very conservative guests, like “your bankers,” she went on. “Or why not, maybe you do.”

For a more practical choice, Ms. Williams suggested the tall pewter egg cup by Match, which she found online at Tabula Tua. “I love the pewter because it is beautiful and elegant,” she said. “It is also unbreakable. I can’t tell you how many chips and cracks you get in porcelain or ceramic egg cups in a busy restaurant.”

She also liked the rainbow of brightly colored cups on the Bauer Pottery website, which she thought would be “great for setting a spring table for Easter.”

But she was particularly enthusiastic about the Norah Smith designs she found on the Food52 site, in part because they came with accessories: cozies made to look like tiny knit hats with pompoms on top. “The way this is packaged is so cute and seductive,” she said. “Just add a little timer and eggs, and it’s a great gift.”

Egg Cups: a Family Breakfast Recipe (great for meal prep too)

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As I’m starting to feed my baby real food, I am trying to make recipes the whole family can enjoy. Enter, egg cups: a family breakfast recipe which are great for meal prep breakfasts too!

These egg cups are super delicious, the whole family will enjoy this breakfast recipe, and they’re awesome for getting protein and veggies in and starting the day on a healthy note.

If you follow me on Instagram and been watching my Insta stories, you’ll know that I’ve made these once a week, for the past 4 weeks in a row!

It’s really exciting to be feeding Ben new foods. The joke among family (and even my husband) is that Ben has a more sophisticated palate than they do.

I’ve done a mix of pureed food and softer/solid food as he learns to eat. I haven’t been stringently following a methodoly, I’ve just been seeing how it’s going and following Ben’s lead- that’s what his pediatrician recommended and I do have to say, it’s been going great.

One of the first more solid foods I fed him were eggs. He loves them! He loves to pick up the little pieces with his hands when I make them scrambled for him.

Since he’s already had every fruit and vegetable under the sun, I was thinking of ways to make something he could chew that would incorporate eggs and vegetables: egg cups are perfect!

I had checked out The Baby-Led Weaning Family Cookbook: Your Baby Learns to Eat Solid Foods, You Enjoy the Convenience of One Meal for Everyone and I was immediately drawn to this recipe and concept. One meal for the whole family – YES!

I honestly love making these egg cups, and it truly is a breakfast recipe the whole family loves. I’ve found my favorite mix ins are sweet potato, carrot and baby spinach. They’re great for ‘grab and go’ breakfasts – meaning I take a cup out of the fridge, microwave it, and then end up eating it in the car on the way to work lol.

This recipe makes 6 regular sized muffins, or 12 mini muffins. I just use muffin liners and no butter or cooking spray. But you could just use butter or cooking spray to grease the pan and not use liners.

23 of the Cutest Cupcake Recipes for Your Easter Table

Celebrate the season with pastel hues and sugary sweets.

Holidays are the perfect excuse to indulge in the flavors of the season, and Easter is particularly fun because it ushers in a whole new springtime flavor palate. After you've polished off your plate of Easter appetizers, sides, and mains, enjoy a sampling of delicious cupcakes, flavored with the light, zesty, and fruity tastes of spring. And don't worry, chocolate is always in season.

Sophisticated, flirty, and bright, this is not your average cupcake, making it all the more fitting for a special holiday celebration. The frosting decorations are inspired by hydrangeas (a flower we are more than ready for come spring) and the carrot cake base (a nod to the Easter Bunny) is perfect for the season.

These little angel food cupcakes have a light and fluffy base with a decadent topping. The coconut flake bird nests topped with egg candies will animate your Easter table spread.

There's nothing like a little passionfruit to get you in the mood for spring. This recipe also happens to be vegan, so whether you have dietary restrictions or you just want to try out a new foodie favorite this Easter, this one will not disappoint.

Egg Carton Chicken – Materials

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  • an egg carton that has those “peaks in the middle”,
  • one carton will make 2 chickens, felt (or craft foam),
  • googly eyes (stock up here: US/ UK)
  • PVA glue (we LOVE this glue: US/ UK)
  • feathers optional (also available here US/ UK)

Watch the Egg Carton Chook VIDEO How To or see the step by step photos below!

We love a video to tutorial! But also appreciate that some of you prefer the step by step directions!

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