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Need to make a tadpole shape to fit on develed eggs. What food can I use?

aChowBaby Jan 30, 2011 09:27 AM

This is for an Oscar party and the shape should be tadpole (sperm) like.


  1. pescatarian Jan 30, 2011 12:00 PM

    I would take the small white end of a green onion and leave a little thin white bit on the end and then saute so it's a little shrivelled.

    1. greygarious Jan 30, 2011 11:49 AM

      Cut out of bell pepper peel, carrots thin-sliced on a mandoline,l or snow peas.

      Sprout some dry beans or squash/pumpkin seeds until they have tails.

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      1. re: greygarious
        rabaja Jan 30, 2011 11:51 AM

        sprouted legumes! Perfect idea!

      2. cayjohan Jan 30, 2011 11:29 AM

        Rehydrated black fungus? Would be a nice texture for trimming to shape.

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          escondido123 Jan 30, 2011 10:29 AM

          Trimmed down anchovy?

          1. coastie Jan 30, 2011 10:18 AM

            I really like the micro greens idea.... easy and good. My thought BEFORE i heard that one was capers with little strips of scallion soaked in ice water until they curl

            1. rabaja Jan 30, 2011 09:59 AM

              Do you ever see micro greens where you are? The super tiny ones, that come in a clam box at Whole Foods?
              They resemble this shape a bit.
              Or you could take some of the filling, change the color a bit and pipe it on with a small pastry tip.
              What's the sperm theme for?

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              1. re: rabaja
                Glencora Jan 30, 2011 10:03 AM

                The Kids Are All Right? Funny idea. I wonder if you could stick on some pasta for a tail. Nah.. Hmmm. Maybe someone else will have a brilliant idea.

              2. paulj Jan 30, 2011 09:50 AM

                How about a stiff, black jello, set in a thin sheet, and then cut into the desired shape?

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