Every year we have a Halloween party, so this year I wanted to do something different for dessert. After looking at multiple websites I found an Eyeball Cake on here I thought would be fun.
I used a red velvet cake mix so it would look like blood after being cut. I baked the cake in a large glass mixing bowl for approximately one hour until done in center. Once cooled I cut out a center hole about half the depth of the cake for the iris and pupil area. I then covered the entire cake with buttercream and white fondant making sure I formed it into the cut hole.
I poured green jello that had not set into the hole area and refrigerated it until almost set. I then used a toothpick and mixed all the food coloring liquid together to make a dark color(almost black). I used the color and toothpick to pull through the jello to make the pupil and lines in the iris. I then used red jello and poured it over the entire cake and used red food coloring to make the veins. I used a decorating brush for this.
I then used some more of the dark color liquid to make the "Blood" in the dish darker. I returned the entire cake to the refrigerator to set for several hours. This cake was a huge hit at the party. When we cut it, the jello oozed out and the red velvet gave it a nice gross look, but was tasty.
I saw these eye cakes in a magazine and thought I should try it. So easy and really fun! Using unglazed donut holes (holds frosting really well) and M&Ms these are great for a Halloween party.
After looking at the grocery stores for weeks I was unable to find unglazed donut holes. So I went to the local donut store and ordered a few dozen holes unglazed. (Check, because I needed to give them a few days notice before I picked them up).
I used a can of white frosting and melted it a little in the microwave. Just a few seconds, you want it workable, not soup. I then dipped each donut in the frosting coating it, and set it on a wire wrack to cool and harden. I immediately (before it cooled) placed an M&M on backward (so the M&M did not show). (TIP: only use eye colors of M&Ms ex: blue, green, brown. Red, yellow, orange does not look as real.) Because red frosting is so hard to make I bought a tube of it, which made it extremely easy to draw on the lines of the eyes.
Place in a bowl and serve! These were a huge hit at my husbands work Halloween party.
I made this Eyeball Cake for my stepson's 8th birthday. This is actually the practice cake, as I have never worked with fondant before. He said he wanted a Cyclops cake, so this is the cake. There will also be a 18 inch cyclops made from rice cereal treats and modeling chocolate (never used those before either) standing next to the cake.
I started with 2 sheet cakes, stacked and cut to shape. I added a round piece of cake on top to define the pupil and iris. I rolled white fondant for the middle of the eye, brown fondant for the eyelids, and black for the pupil and lashes. I finished with a purple fondant for the iris. I brushed the pupil and iris with water, which after drying left a nice shine that you can see in the picture. I used ready made red tubed icing for the blood shot effect.
I don't generally draw things out before I do them, so this was done "off the cuff". I hope you like it. When I make the final cake with the cyclops, I will upload a picture.