Cakepops – halloween eyeballs on forks… sounds gruesome doesn’t?! Well it is a bit, but delicious too and soooooo easy to make, here’s how! We will be handing these out to our trick or treaters on Halloween.
You need equal measures of cake (slightly old cake is fine) and buttercream, mush it together in a bowl with your hands until it binds and then make lots of small eyeballs…
then melt a little white chocolate in a bowl and dip each plastic fork into the chocolate and then into an eyeball. Put them in the fridge to set.
While they are setting, colour a little sugarpaste green and a little black and roll out very thinly. Using small round cutters (I used the bigger end of an icing nozzle) cut out enough irises for the cake pops and then using a smaller circle (I used the small end of my biggest nozzle) cut out the pupils. Stick them together using water or sugar glue and put to one side.
Now melt your chocolate coating (I used white chocolate but you can use candy melts too and these actually come in white) in a jug, as you want it to be deep to dip into. Then take a cake pop, holding it by the fork and dip in, once it’s covered hover above until the drips stop
Then put onto greaseproof paper to set ( mine are in polystyrene but i appreciate you won’t have an old dummy cake lying around!). Once it starts to look a bit more set (after you’ve dipped about 3 more) stick on the iris and and it’s starting to look like an eyeball!
Once they are set, avoid the fridge as it may make the chocolate bloom, you can add more decoration. I coloured my left over chocolate green and added slime then used food colouring to paint on a blood shot effect, but go crazy and make your own gruesome designs