Friday, October 26, 2007

Eyeball Cupcakes

Makes approximately 40-45 mini cupcakes

Mini baking cups with foil liners
1 recipe batter for white cupcakes (I use Pillsbury)
1 recipe vanilla butter cream frosting (I use reduced sugar one Pillsbury)
red decorating gel
small black jelly beans
round candies with hole in the middle (I use soft Life Saver candies)

Put the mini baking cups on top of a baking pan. Fill the cups two-thirds full with batter and bake the cupcakes as directed in the recipe. I used mini baking cups, so I reduced the time by 15 minutes.

Frost the cupcakes. Pile the frosting up a little in the center to make a sort of domed shape, more like an eyeball. To make the surface smooth, dip a butter or frosting/palette knife in hot water and smooth it over the top of the frosting.

Use the red decorating gel to draw vein patterns on the tops of the cupcake. Make the veins radiate from the center of the cupcake to make the bloodshot quality more realistic. Cut the jelly beans in half. Place a jelly bean half into the circle of the round candy. Now you have an iris and a pupil. Place this in the center of a cupcake. Continue with the rest of the eyeballs.

If you want to check the original recipe, click here! Which is better for you? Mine or theirs?