Special to the Tribune-Star
TERRE HAUTE —
Among the many varieties of the Easter egg, none is more charming than the panoramic Sugar Egg. Three were recently given to the Vigo County Historical Museum by Judy Lowe and are shown in an Easter-themed display case in the entry hall.
The fun of creating a Sugar Egg is a craft that dates back to Victorian times. Every Sugar Egg is unique. They make perfect Easter gifts, basket stuffers or even table decorations. And they come in an assortment of sizes and styles. The Sugar Egg is a fascinating and beautiful delicacy. Everyone loves the magic of viewing the intricate scene inside.
Sugar Eggs are not mass-produced items. Creating them takes care and patience. Usually the scene inside the Easter Sugar Egg is made with pure icing decorations; however, the designer sometimes uses small ceramic figures, silver and pewter crosses, silk flowers, jelly beans and shredded coconut grass. The resulting product can be saved and displayed for many years. It is best to store Sugar Eggs away from moisture and hungry children.