Save Those Egg Cartons

Decorating By lomikesa Updated 18 Apr 2008 , 12:15pm by LittleLinda

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lomikesa Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 12:20am
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I just though to share a tip.

I like to use my left over fondant to make extra flowers, they come in handy when I have a last minute cake to do.

But my problem was where do I put them to dry. I didn't want to spend money on those fancy flowers holders from Wilton's so I came with the idea to save the bottom of my eggs carton. They are perfect! and the flowers dry with a natural shape.

I hope this helps some of you,

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wgoat5 Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 12:22am
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I also do that to icon_smile.gif... the only step I do different is I cover it with plastic wrap icon_smile.gif and dust lightly with cornstarch icon_smile.gif

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lastingmoments Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 12:31am
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yep i agree thats a good idea....I also cover them in wrap because I remeber the big fuss over the fact that they may cross-contaminate because of the eggs

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mommyle Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 12:37am
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To make a shallower flower (not so rounded) I cut squares of tin foil and used the medium lily nail to make the cup and then dried them in the egg carton.

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lomikesa Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 12:47am
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Originally Posted by lastingmoments

yep i agree thats a good idea....I also cover them in wrap because I remeber the big fuss over the fact that they may cross-contaminate because of the eggs




I did not think of that, thank you lastingmoments I will do that!

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sassycleo Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 1:06am
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You can also save several (I think I use 4 or 5) of the 18ct egg cartons. Then start shopping at Costco BJ's or Sams which ever you have a membership for and get the eggs in bulk. I get mine 7.5 dozen (yes that is approx 96 eggs give or take a few if I drop them!) saves me a whole lot of money!

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LittleLinda Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 3:23am
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I save my egg cartons to give to friends who have chickens!

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msthang1224 Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 11:46pm
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LOL, Littlelinda, i'm cracking up!

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LittleLinda Posted 18 Apr 2008 , 12:15pm
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LOL, Littlelinda, i'm cracking up!




I'm serious! I know three people who have laying hens. They don't buy their own eggs, so they need egg cartons to put their fresh eggs in!

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