Design houses like Roberto Cavalli and Armani are creating some of the chicest Easter eggs on the block, enrobing confectionery in animal-inspired prints and wrapping their Easter collections with a pink sash.

Cavalli’s springtime ode, for instance, comes in the form of a trio of zebra and giraffe-inspired white, milk and dark chocolate eggs that contain a pendant gift. The 140-gram egg carries a luxury price tag at €49.

Eggs can be purchased online and are shipped within Europe but are also carried at the designer’s Florentine coffee shop Caffe Giacosa, an historic 19th century landmark that has served nobles and Italian royalty.

Armani Dolci chocolate Easter collection 2014

Armani Dolci’s Easter collection is also a dressed up version of the grocery store Easter egg and comes in seasonal, floral packaging. The box is wrapped in a pink satin ribbon and includes a silver-plated frog pendant.

The brand’s Easter collection includes praline-filled eggs and bonbons for between €24 to €29. Armani Dolci chocolates ship worldwide.

Chocolatier Jacques Torres

Meanwhile, master chocolatier Jacques Torres is hoping to break a world record for the most expensive chocolate egg sold at auction, as part of New York’s charitable Fabergé Big Egg Hunt, going on now.

The Easter egg stands 30 inches tall (76 cm) and weighs 120 lbs (54 kg) while depicting iconic New York landmarks and its cityscape. Online bids are currently being placed at bit.ly/1fLomCZ. Bidding closes April 22.

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