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Guest Picks: Cute and Clever Egg Cups
Keep soft-boiled eggs stable and in style with an egg cup for every personality
I'm a writer who ended up making lots and lots of cookies. I was a cookie decorator at a shop for almost ten years. I published a cookbook on cookie decorating in 2007, "Cookie Sensations." My second cookbook, "Sugarlicious," was published in early 2012 and is all about decorated cookies, cupcakes, marshmallows, and other crafty sweets, much like I offer on my blog, "the decorated cookie." http://www.thedecoratedcookie.com I'm also the Edible Crafts editor at http://www.ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com. I have an MFA in Literature and an MA in Liberal Arts. I live in Washington, DC with my husband, two daughters and three cats, and we're slowly fixing up our 85-year-old house.
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I know little of the history of the egg cup, a gap in knowledge I'd like rectified given the breadth of egg cup cleverness that exists. The egg cup just doesn't have a strong presence here in the States, certainly not the honor it receives elsewhere, like in England. We like our hard-boiled eggs. They're easy to crack open and eat when cold, with no need for a place to rest them. But soft-boiled eggs with the accompanying toast soldiers are rarer on the breakfast table. What a shame that is. My mom grew up with her eggs and soldiers, and we always had egg cups in the cupboard, so I have a bit of a fondness for them. I have a few myself, but none as awesome as these collected here. — Meaghan from The Decorated Cookie
Why do I love these so? They take the egg and toast soldier thing and run with it: soldier egg cups and even soldier cutters for your toast.
Don't worry, if cows aren't your thing, they come in pig shapes too.
I could make a bad joke about how this egg cup is "da bomb" — but I won't.
I've seen the colorful coffee cup version of this rainbow stack, but these egg cups have those beat.
Oh my goodness, these are the cutest ever porcelain egg cups. They're personalized!
Methinks this bunny is just too adorable for words.
These VW vans are a fine example of the unique egg cup designs out there.
I like these stainless steel egg cups from 1960s Denmark, and this shop has several other vintage egg cup styles available.
I find the idea of an entire board devoted to a soft-boiled egg and its accompanying toast so utterly charming.
Clearly seasonal with the playful bunnies, these still have a great vintage feel that I love. I'd use them the whole year through.
This simple, genius design takes full advantage of the egg's shape.
I know. Almost too precious, right? They also have a chick design.
These made me have a "duh" moment: Eggs stay put in simple rings. Makes sense.
"Darling" was the word that came to mind when I spotted these.
But who wants to think before they've had their coffee?
I won't be my neurotic self and note the difference between fried eggs and soft-boiled eggs and suggest there's a disconnect here — but only because the plate part is handy for the toast.
So this egg cup and soldiers train is very pricey, but it's oh-so-lovely, so I had to include it.
However, the same shop has a ridiculous number of more affordable egg cup options, including this clever egg cup that is flat when unfolded. This shop offers goods from small British businesses, but they may ship internationally.
And of course, your eggs need to stay cozy. The same shop offers tons of cute cozies.
Complete with a salt caster and a little spoon, these guys have it all.
I kind of like these egg cozies in grown-up styles.
These simple yellow coils remind me of some egg cups that I picked up in England about ten years ago that have since been broken and lost. Perhaps these would be a handy replacement.