Eye Candy Cake Balls


Yield: 12 - 14 eyeballs      

4-5 cups of cake scraps (1-2  8" round cakes, crumbled) your choice of flavor

1-2 cups prepared frosting (your choice of flavor)

1 bag of  white candy melt pieces (found a craft stores in the cake decorating section)

1 baking sheet

1 sheet of parchment paper

1 small microwave safe bowl

1 paper plate

gel food coloring (I used blue, green, black and red)

1 round tipped paint brush

1 long liner paint brush

napkins or paper towels

mini muffin cups

-Crumble the cake into a large bowl. Using your hands mix in enough frosting to the cake crumbles so that it holds together when you roll it into a ball.

-Shape the cake mixture into balls that are roughly the size of golf balls and place the balls onto a parchment lined baking sheet and place the balls into the freezer to firm (at least 1 hour).

-In a small microwave safe bowl, add the candy melt pieces and microwave them on medium power for about 40 seconds (this time will vary with each microwave). Stir them and place them back into the microwave for a few more seconds if needed. You're looking for a completely melted and smooth consistency.

-One at a time, drop the frozen cake balls into the melted candy and turn to completely coat. Remove the coated cake ball with a spoon and place them back onto the parchment lined baking sheet. Continue with the remaining cake balls.

-Once all the balls are coated, return them to the freezer for another 30 minutes.

-Using a small drop or two of the food color on a paper plate, paint a filled in circle (the iris) of either the blue or green in the center of each ball using the round tipped paint brush.

-Using the liner brush and a drop of red food color to the paper plate and make some squiggly lines to form the veins coming out from the painted circle.

*Note - At this point I needed to use some napkins to carefully dab off some of the food color that wasn't completely drying on the candy melt coating, making sure to use a clean spot on the napkin each time I dabbed and lightly pressed. I did NOT do this on the vein portion of the balls as it wasn't needed.

-Place each cake ball into a mini muffin cup when finished with the vein portion.

-Using a small dot of black and the round tipped brush add in the cornea portion of the eyeball over the iris.

-Place your eyeballs on a platter and serve!