Marzipan Eyeballs…Great Hallow Tweet Halloween Blog Hop

by Courtney on October 25, 2010

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It’s that time of year again . Time for the Great Hallow Tweet. Now many of my faithful readers know that I like  to craft both the beautiful and macabre from edible sources. So naturally with Halloween coming up , why not some edible eyeballs amongst the pumpkins. I don’t have kids, but I think they will love this easy project. Serve them up on a bed of almonds for a homemade candy . You can make your own marzipan or buy it.  I find with most brands I like to add a bit of mine own flavor. Rather than knead color in , the colors are painted on. This a great gluten free, child friendly, no cook recipe project.

Be sure to visit my other ghoulish partners in the Great Hallow Tweet on my sidebar for other fantastic ideas and recipes.

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Marzipan  Eye Balls

Things you will need:

  • Food Grade Color gels from Wilton or other sugar craft supply source (White, Blue, Black, and Red)
  • Good quality Marzipan. A little goes a long way.
  • 3-4 small brushes used only for cake decorating.
  •  A few tablespoons Clear Vanilla Extract or Vodka/Rum to dilute food color gel
  • Piping tip to make indentation.
  • Toothpicks  to remove color and drag paint veins in eyes.

*Normally I steam finish my marzipan’s to set the color,however as this is a child friendly recipe, you can skip this step.

How To:

  1.  Roll marzipan’s into round balls.
  2.  Take a piping tip and indent the shape of an Iris. This will help keep your colors in place and add depth.
  3.  Dilute your white food color gel with clear alcohol (vodka or clear extract)
  4.  Paint eyeball white with the exception of Iris.
  5.  Paint Iris color of choice.
  6. Paint Pupil Black.
  7. Taking a thin brush or toothpick dragged in red gel, paint on veins on the whites.
  8.   Lift with offset spatula and let set and dry.

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Suggested Serving Ideas:

  • Boxed up for your  party guests
  • Cupcake or Cake toppers
  • On a tray of almonds

 

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RJ Flamingo October 25, 2010 at 12:55 am

I love this idea! Eyeballs have always been some of my favorite Halloween treats! LOL! Thanks for playing this week, Courtney!

the caked crusader October 25, 2010 at 3:04 am

Now here’s a sentence I never thought I’d type: I’d really like to eat your eyeballs Courtney!

Dagmar October 25, 2010 at 3:23 am

Wow! They look real!

Renee (Kudos Kitchen) October 25, 2010 at 8:51 am

Courtney these are great! I can just imagine popping a few of these in my mouth. Wait, did I just say that? Ewwww. Great job!

Megan October 25, 2010 at 9:06 am

These are great! You did a fantasic job. Very goulish.

kat October 25, 2010 at 9:16 am

Oh those are nice & creepy

Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen October 25, 2010 at 6:51 pm

Wow, Courtney! These are fantastic!

ShelleyBakes October 25, 2010 at 8:18 pm

Love these!

April October 26, 2010 at 11:18 am

These look like so much fun!!

Lori @ RecipeGirl October 26, 2010 at 11:32 am

They look so realistic! I have some eyeballs coming up on my blog later this week but nothing at all like these. These are a work of art! Gave you a well-deserved stumble for this one. I can’t wait to try these out… maybe next Halloween :)

Courtney October 26, 2010 at 12:02 pm

Thank you Lori!

Janet October 26, 2010 at 1:19 pm

LOL… Ewwwwww..!! These are so gross looking~ in a spooktacular way! I Love them Courtney!

Judy October 26, 2010 at 1:59 pm

Those are awesome Courtney! I love how real they look!

Bren October 27, 2010 at 2:16 am

The finished product is entirely too cute, I love them! If I were going home for the weekend I’d be sure to make these with my niece and nephew! They’d be so tickled!

Joy October 27, 2010 at 3:52 am

They look so creepy and perfect for Halloween!

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