wikiHow to Mold a Boiled Egg Into a Heart Shape

Garnishing food is fun... but have you ever considered molding anything other than cakes and Jello? Here's a cute and fun way to serve hard boiled eggs that is both delightful and delicious. Just read step one and make a fun and yummy egg shaped into a heart!


  • Eggs, as few or as many as you'd like
  • Water for boiling


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    Hard boil the eggs. An easy method of getting them firm without turning the yolks green is to place the eggs in cold water, bring it to a boil, then cover it and turn off the heat. Leave the eggs in the hot water for 15 minutes.
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    Cool the eggs and remove the shells.
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    Create your egg mold. Use a 12 x 10 inch (30cm x 25cm) piece of stiff cardboard. Score creases every two and a half inches (5cm) and fold these creases to create three V-shaped ridges. They should form a triangle tube with an extra inch (2.5cm) or so flap.
    • Tape a 12 inch (30cm) section of dowel (or wooden spoon handle) to the center of one of the sides of the triangle on the side that will face in toward the eggs. See the image for how it should appear.
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    Lay the peeled boiled eggs end to end on wax paper.
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    Roll the eggs up in the wax paper and twist the ends closed.
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    Place the egg roll inside the cardboard "mold".
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    Wrap the cardboard mold around the eggs and secure it firmly with twine or rubber bands.
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    Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
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    Remove from the fridge and slice the eggs in half to reveal the molded heart shapes. Serve and enjoy the comments of your friends and family.


  • You need to adjust your "mold" for different size eggs. 2.5 inch sides work fine for "large" eggs, but you may need to adjust them wider or narrower if you are using "extra large" or "medium" size eggs.
  • These are wonderful additions to bento dishes, as well as being fun for kids and lovers alike!
  • If the resulting "heart" is very pointy around the edges and looks very triangular with not much resemblance to a heart? Adjust the folds in the cardboard wider.
  • If the resulting "heart" is lopsided or off center? Adjust the placement of the dowel/spoon handle to compensate for the next batch.


  • Cook the eggs thoroughly to reduce any possibility of salmonella.

Things You'll Need

  • Saucepan
  • 12 x 10 inch (30cm x 25cm) piece of stiff cardboard
  • Scissors or craft knife
  • Tape
  • Dowel or wooden spoon
  • Wax paper
  • Rubber bands or twine
  • Kitchen knife
  • Serving plates

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