Pimp My Egg

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Make Easter egg-stra special this year with blinging chocolate treats

The Exchange, Ilford
Saturday 31 March – Sunday 1 April 2012
11am – 5pm / Workshop: 2pm – 3pm

For two days only visitors can create the crème de la Crème Egg complete with edible ornate gems and intricate iced patterns

For those who want to inject a bit of glitz and glamour into their Easter chocolate, The Exchange shopping centre in Ilford has come up with the perfect solution: Pimp My Egg.

Transforming plain, dull chocolate eggs into edible works of art, Farhana Ali – a professional henna artist who has used a variety of materials from the human body, brick walls and now confectionary to display her work – will be adding a bit of bling to boring Easter eggs.

Farhana’s work is influenced by cultures from around the globe. She takes inspiration from Celtic Welsh patterns to detailed Indian Henna decorations. Farhana is able to produce the unique, highly-intricate designs by freehand in less than a minute meaning chocolate lovers won’t have to wait long for their special eggs.

Shoppers that spend over £30 at The Exchange shopping centre in Ilford will receive a free chocolate egg that Farhana will decorate and personalise exclusively as wished for themselves or as a gift for a friend.

Chocoholics who want to get creative and have a go at adorning the chocolate eggs can take part in a decoration workshop hosted by Farhana. From 2pm until 3pm she will be sharing her artistic talent and helping make eggcellent treats that look too good to eat. A suggested donation of £2 is recommended to take part in the workshop with all proceeds going directly to the Frenford Club, a charity that run weekly educational and sports activities with young people.

Make Easter egg-citing this year with Pimp My Egg which is open from 11am – 5pm on Saturday 31 March and Sunday 1 April only. Farhana will be running a workshop on both days between 2pm – 3pm. Please visit www.exchangeilford.com for further information.

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