Glowing Eyeball Cupcakes are the must-make Halloween treat to whip up this fall! Chocolate cupcakes are covered in a yummy white icing, then decorated with colored icing to create a giant eyeball that’s fun and colorful.
To make each cupcake glow, you add a glow-in-the-dark bracelet. This is a creative cupcake the whole family will enjoy!
Today I'm featuring these delicious, not too gruesome glowing eyeball cupcakes.
While Glowing Eyeball Cupcakes are traditionally served as a Halloween treat, this particular recipe is so fun, you’ll enjoy it at parties or anytime you’re in the mood for it.
Glowing Eyeball Cupcakes are so easy to make you might find yourself decorating all of your chocolate cupcakes this way!
In about 30 minutes you’ll have a fun spooky Halloween treat ready to enjoy!
HOW TO MAKE GLOWING EYEBALL CUPCAKES
Chocolate cupcakes are covered in delicious white icing, with colored icing that looks like a giant eyeball with red veins popping out.
To top it off, a glow in the dark bracelet is placed on each cupcake to make the “eyeball” glow!
This will be an instant hit with the whole family! Are you ready to get started?
You’ll find the specific ingredient amounts and detailed instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of this post.
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I cannot believe how close Halloween is, but I can believe how many amazing treat ideas I have to share with you all.
What a yummy way to enjoy some family time baking up cupcakes to decorate them together so that they look like glowing eyeballs!
GLOWING EYEBALL CUPCAKE INGREDIENTS
This quick and easy Glowing Eyeball Cupcake recipe uses everyday kitchen staples to create a delicious Halloween snack your family will love.
All you need is:
- chocolate cupcakes
- white frosting
- black & red decorating gel
- a variety of food coloring
- glow in the dark bracelets
GLOWING EYEBALL CUPCAKE RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS
First, frost the cupcakes with white frosting.
Take the leftover icing and divide the rest of the frosting into 6 bowls and add 2-3 drops of each food coloring to each bowl.
Gently mix the dye into each bowl of icing.
Next, you’ll create the eyeball, by using a knife or piping bag, using the icing, draw a circle in the middle of each cupcake.
Use a different color of icing for each cupcake.
With the black decorating gel, add a small circle in the middle of each colored eyeball.
Now, you’re going to create the veins for the eyeballs.
Take your red decorating gel and add veins going from the outside edge of the eyeball to the edge of the cupcake.
Add as many veins as you’d like.
Now for the fun part, to create the glow, take your glow bracelets and break the glow sticks so they are glowing and place on the outside edge of the cupcake.
Serve immediately and enjoy!
If serving at a later time then wait to add the glow bracelet until you are ready to serve.
Don’t forget to remove the bracelet before eating.
In about 30 minutes you’ll have a scary cupcake that’s sure to become a new favorite!
These glowing eyeball cupcakes are pretty easy to make, no artistic talent required.
GLOWING EYEBALL CUPCAKE TIPS AND QUESTIONS
If you’ve never made Glowing Eyeball Cupcakes, don’t worry!
Below are some common questions and helpful tips.
Hopefully, this will answer any questions you may have.
If not, feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll answer the best I can.
HOW LONG DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO MAKE GLOWING EYEBALL CUPCAKES?
I love saving time by buying already made cupcakes and using store-bought icing.
This Glowing Eyeball Cupcake recipe takes approximately 36 minutes.
TOTAL. This includes:
- About 6 minutes to frost each cupcake
- Close to 12 minutes to divide the rest of the icing and color it
- Around 12 minutes to draw the “eyeball” onto each cupcake
- 6 minutes to break the glow stick and place it on each cupcake
If you were to bake your own cupcakes you would need to add at least 30 minutes plus cooling time to this recipe.
CAN I USE A DIFFERENT COLOR OF ICING?
Yes, you can use any color of icing you want to create the “eyeballs”.
I love using a variety of colors so that each cupcake is unique looking.
HOW DO I STORE GLOWING EYEBALL CUPCAKES?
Store the Glowing Eyeball Cupcakes in an airtight container in a cool place for up to 5 days or in the refrigerator.
You can also freeze the cupcakes for up to 3 months.
WHAT GOES WELL WITH GLOWING EYEBALL CUPCAKES?
Glowing Eyeball Cupcakes go well with a wide variety of snacks.
Some of my personal favorites include:
CAN I USE VANILLA CUPCAKES INSTEAD OF CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES?
Yes, you can use vanilla cupcakes in this recipe instead of chocolate cupcakes.
The steps will be pretty much the same.
As for the taste, however, in my opinion, the chocolate cupcakes taste better.
WHAT ELSE CAN I ADD TO THIS GLOWING EYEBALL CUPCAKE RECIPE?
This simple Glowing Eyeball Cupcake recipe not only tastes great, but it’s also incredibly versatile.
Try adding candy eyes or a gumball eyeball.
GLOWING EYEBALL CUPCAKE RECIPE
Whether you're looking for trick or treating treats to hand out, classroom Halloween party food ideas, or just a Halloween theme after-school snack, these cupcakes will surely fit the bill.
Gather up the ingredients and be prepared to have a blast alone or together as a family.
- 6 Chocolate Prepared Cupcakes
- - 1 Can of White Frosting
- - Black & Red Decorating Gel
- - Food Coloring: Purple, Pink, Orange, Yellow, Blue, Green
- - Glow in the Dark Bracelets
- Frost the cupcakes with white frosting.
- Divide the rest of the frosting into 6 bowls and add 2-3 drops of each food coloring to each bowl. Mix well.
- With a knife or piping bag, create a circle in the middle of each cupcake with each colored frosting.
- With the black decorating gel, add a small circle in the middle of each colored eyeball. Then take your red decorating gel and add veins going from the outside edge of the eyeball to the edge of the cupcake. Add as many veins as you’d like.
- Break the glow sticks so they are glowing and place on the outside edge of the cupcake.
Serve immediately and enjoy! If serving at a later time then wait to add the glow bracelet until you are ready to serve. *Make sure to remove the bracelet before eating.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 125Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 62mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 1g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family does!
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