Eyeball Cake

Decorate an Eyeball Cake

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Bake and decorate a creepy eyeball cake for Halloween, birthday or fun science parties. This cake is very simple to make. Although it looks 'eye-catching', it doesn't require any special pans or cake-decorating materials.

Bake the Eyeball Cake

  1. Select your favorite cake mix. White cake matches the frosting, but you could add red food coloring to a mix to make a bloody eyeball. Yes, it's gross, but that is the point, right? Preheat your oven (350° F).
  1. Spray a glass or metal 2-qt mixing bowl with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Sprinkle the pan with flour. Shake out any excess.
  3. Bake the cake. It will take about as long as if you were baking a bundt cake... probably around 35 minutes.
  4. Allow the cake to cool completely.
  5. Remove the cake from the bowl and set it on a plate. If the cake sticks, you can use a rubber spatula or butter knife to help release it.

Decorate the Eyeball Cake

  1. Frost the entire cake with white frosting. If you want a perfectly smooth eyeball, use white icing, which is thinner and sets with a glossy finish.
  2. Draw an eye using blue or frosting. You can use a glass to imprint a circle shape in the white frosting.
  3. Fill in the pupil of the eye with black frosting or use a circle made from construction paper. I used a mini-Reeses wrapper.
  4. Use red gel frosting to trace blood vessels in the white of the eye.

Bon appetit! 

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