Easy Eyeball Cake Tutorial
Learn to make an easy eyeball cake in this step-by-step tutorial. Great for serving at Halloween parties or make mini eyeball cakes as party favors.
I thought it was going to be hard to make and take me hours to complete but it turned out to be surprisingly easy and took me less than an hour to decorate!
It might have taken me less time because I made a mini eyeball cake but you can make a big cake too, using the same instructions.
Initially, I wasn’t gonna draw any veins on the eyeballs but, when I stepped back to look at it, the eyeball didn’t look creepy enough.So, I drew these random veins all around the eyeball with red and black edible markers.
By the way, my kid was terrified of this cake. I have never heard him say “NO” to eating cake but he refused to eat this one.
Refrigerate- Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
Freeze– I don’t recommend freezing fondant-covered cakes as they don’t thaw well and become sticky and messy.
Tips and Techniques
Homemade vs. Store-bought fondant– Either can be used. I like to use homemade marshmallow fondant because it tastes the best.
Gel coloring vs. Liquid food coloring- I highly recommend gel colors since they are concentrated and more vibrant. Also, they are thicker and won’t affect the consistency of fondant.
Let cake cool before decorating- That’s because decorating a warm cake causes the frosting and fondant to melt and make a sticky mess.
Edible markers vs. Painting- This is with regards to creating vein marks. I recommend using edible markers with a thin tip because it’s easy and just like using a regular marker. However, if you are good at painting, use a thin brush to create the same design.
Make ahead instructions- This cake can be made a day in advance and stored in a cardboard box at room temperature overnight. Then, place it on a plate with jam, prior to serving.
Can you refrigerate fondant covered cakes? I don’t recommend it because as the cake comes to room temperature, you will notice condensation marks appear on the fondant. This can sometimes make the cake sticky and ruin the decoration.
More Halloween Cakes
Easy Halloween Cake
- Prepare the red velvet dome cake and allow it to cool down completely.
- Cover your dome cake with buttercream icing.
- Roll out white fondant and spread it over the frosting. Cut off excess fondant around the cake with a pizza cutter.
- Roll out light blue fondant and cut out a big circle piece and stick it on the side on the cake by brushing a little water. Then, roll out black fondant and cut out a small circle piece (I used a small decorating tip because that was the perfect size). Stick this on the blue piece with water.
- Use a red edible marker to draw random veins on the white portion of the eyeball. Then, use a black edible marker to draw random veins on the blue portion of the eyeball.
- Finally, mix some red gel coloring into seedless strawberry jam until it becomes bright red, like blood. Spread it randomly on a small dish.
- Place the cake in the center of that jam and dig in!
- Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- I don’t recommend freezing a fondant decorated cake as it doesn’t thaw well.