When you’re baking creepy cakes for Halloween, for example, it’s smart to have some edible candy eyes to decorate the cakes with. Cookies or muffins can get extra life and soul by using a set of nice eyes, and the kids love it. You can easily make your own candy eyeballs, it is both cheap and easy. Get our recipe here.
Make your own candy eyes for the cake projects
You can buy candy eyes in several stores to decorate your cakes, but you can actually easily make them yourself.
It’s both more fun and cheaper than buying them, and you can give them exactly the look you want.
It is not difficult to make edible eyeballs themselves, and the cubs can also help make their own eyes for the cakes if they like. It’s only the imagination that sets the limit on what they should look like.
These eyes can be stored for many months when they are finished. They should be dried either in the oven at low heat, or just on the kitchen table, and when completely dry, they can be put in an airtight container or jar.
Then you always have some nice candy eyes on hand when you need to make fun cookies or maybe creepy Halloween cakes.
You can use the same recipe to make edible eyebrows, lips, or other fun cake ornaments that you can use to decorate your Halloween cakes.
Egg white – I like to use pasteurized because it is easy and one is not left with a lot of egg yolks. But you can use fresh eggs and divide them into yolks and whites.
Icing sugar – Of the ordinary kind.
Food coloring – You need a little black color for the eyes. You can also choose other colors and make creepy red eyes or whatever you want.
How to make homemade candy eyes?
It is both easy and fun to make eyeballs for cakes yourself. You only need three ingredients + possibly a little water.
You first make a royal icing by whisking egg white and icing sugar really well with a hand mixer. It should be whipped until they form soft peaks and become a little chewy. Then you can adjust the consistency with a little water so that it becomes so soft that it can be piped out and make a smooth hemisphere without making peaks on the surface.
When the consistency is perfect, a small part of the icing should be dyed black, and then the eyes can be piped out onto a baking sheet with baking paper. First a white hemisphere, and then a smaller black dot on top.
The eyes can be dried at room temperature for 24 hours or in the oven at low temperature in an hour or so.
Store the finished candy eyes in an airtight container and use them, for example, for Easy Halloween cookies or date balls shaped like spiders and ghosts.
Find the full recipe further down this page.
Frequently asked questions
The dried sugar eyeballs should be stored in an airtight container. That’s how they can last the longest. It can be in a jar with a lid or in another airtight container.
Dried sugar ornaments can last a really long time. Keep them properly in an airtight container in a cool and dark place where they can’t suck moisture, then they can last for months, maybe even years.
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Recipe for homemade eyeballs for Halloween cakes
Here’s our recipe for easy homemade candy eyes for spooky Halloween cakes or fun cookies. They are easy to make and you can easily make a large portion and save them for your next cake project.
We hope you want to take the family to the kitchen and make a lot of funny, crazy and creepy eyes. It is only the imagination that sets the limit for what they might look like and what expression they can give your cakes.
Homemad candy eyes
- 40 g egg whites
- 150 g Icing sugar
- Water to adjust consistency
- Food coloring
- Beat egg whites and sugar well. You can use a hand mixer. It should be whipped for about 5 minutes until the mixture becomes tough and forms peaks. If the consistency is too thick, you can add a little bit of water.
- Divide the icing into two parts. 3/4 should remain white and the last 1/4 should be colored black with food coloring.
- Then put both colors in two different piping bags, and cut a small hole at the end of the bag.
- First, pipe white hemispheres on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Then pipe a small black dot on top of the white.
- Now you can let your candy eyes dry for about a day on the tray, or dry them at 50 degrees Celcius with convectional heat in the oven for about 30-60 minutes depending on how big the eyes are.
- Store the finished candy eyes in an airtight container.
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