Two days in advance, make topper and tint fondant. Tint fondant as follows: 10 oz. green, 1 oz. black, 1 1/4 oz. royal blue, 1 oz. lemon yellow and 1 oz. orange. Add 1/8 teaspoon of Gum-Tex to 1 oz. white fondant.
Roll out white fondant 1/8 in. thick. Use second largest cutter from 4-pc. cutter set to cut circle for white of eye. Roll out blue fondant 1/8 in. thick; use smallest cutter from 4-pc. cutter set to cut circle for iris. Roll out black fondant 1/8 in. thick; use the wide end of tip 1A to cut pupil.
Attach all pieces with fondant adhesive. Let dry. Roll white fondant 1/8 in. thick and cut out a piece 1 in. x 3 in. Attach eye to lollipop stick using the fondant piece and adhesive to cover stick. Let dry.
Bake and cool 2-layer cake. Place on Fanci-Foil wrapped cake board. Tint chocolate icing black. Spatula ice cake smooth.
Roll small balls of green fondant, 3/8 in. to 1 in. Use damp brush to attach balls to each other around base of cake.
Roll out fondant 1/8 in. thick and cut out as follows:
Five Eyes: Cut white with wide end of tip 2A, cut color with narrow end of tip 1A and cut black with narrow end of tip 10. Attach pieces with fondant adhesive.
Nine Eyes: Cut white with wide end of tip 12, cut color with narrow end of tip 2A and cut black with narrow end of tip 8. Attach pieces with fondant adhesive.
Nine Eyes: Cut white with wide end of tip 1A, cut color with wide end of tip 12 and cut black with narrow end of tip 12. Attach pieces with fondant adhesive.
Five Eyes: Cut white with small round from 101 Cookie Cutters, cut color with wide end of tip 2A and cut black with narrow end of tip 2A. Attach pieces with fondant adhesive.
Attach eyes randomly to cake with damp brush. Insert topper into center of cake.
*Combine Leaf Green with Lemon Yellow for green shown.
?Eyes See You? Halloween Cake is rated
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Rated 5 out of
I made this cake for my final cake after taking the final Fondant and Gum paste Wilton series class. Making the eyes were easy but tedious but I am a perfectionist so I took a lot of time making sure they were great. I made most of the eyes and the topper several days in advance so I would not be rushed during class and then made the 'overhanging' eyes in class. I covered my cake in black tinted, chocolate fondant but it worked with this cake. It came out great even though it was my first time covering a cake with fondant. I was able to hide my 'newby' fondant errors with the balls at the bottom as well as with the eyes. My instructor said my cake looked just like the picture! It also got rave reviews from friends and family!
Date published: 2011-09-27
Rated 4 out of
I made this cake for my kids Halloween school carnival and won 2nd. It was easy, just get the Circle Cookie Cutter Set and with a little fondant you are set. The only thing I did different was the eye on top; I used the round ball cake pan.