I was right. They were too beautiful to dye. First of all, my Paas Easter Egg Colouring kit was too old and the dye tablets were crushed and running into one another, so they had to be thrown away. Then, some of my food colours were too weak to dye the shells - fine for icing, but not for eggs - so the blue and green stayed pale and showed the beautiful striations of the shells, but the others are a bit garish.
Nevertheless, they looked very festive on the table in my mother's old pressed-glass egg dish.
Along with the pretty Easter cookies we made and iced.
Hope you had a Happy Easter. We certainly did.