My favorite time of year is upon us, and that means it finally fall! I love when the weather cools down, and we get to enjoy an abundance of holidays within the next three months. Not only do I get to pull out all my cute decorations for each holiday and enjoy them all month long… but I get to make all kinds of fun cake pops! The monster eyeball cake pops for Halloween are a big hit and super simple to make as cake pops are concerned. You can be as messy as you like which means you don’t need total perfection!
I seem to get creative as these final three months approach. I know with Halloween the options are endless with Halloween goodies you can make and Pinterest seems to be filled with all sorts of ideas. Cake pops for years have been my thing and to be honest, I have gotten to be skilled at making them. They do take patience that some people seem not to have built into them. If you are someone like me that loves to make cake pops or wants to give them a try here is a relatively simple recipe that you can mess around with for sure! Haha! These monster eyes are messy and do make a great first-time project.
I hope you enjoy these as much as I do! The art of cake pop making does take time to master so if they don’t come out right, the first time definitely try again! It took me a while to get good at making them and learning the right consistency of cake mix/frosting along with the temperature of the chocolate after its melted to create a smooth look. So don’t get discouraged if you have to attempt them a couple of times before they look amazing. Happy Halloween!
Cake Pop Sticks –Wilton White 6-Inch Lollipop Sticks, 100-Count
Box Cake Mix ( any kind )
Frosting Container ( any kind)
Candy Eyeballs – Decorating Candy 1oz-Large Eyeball
2 Bags of Purple Wilton Candy Melts –Wilton Chocolate – Compound – Lavender
Optional: Wilton Chocolate Pro – Wilton Candy Melts Candy Melting Pot
Optional: Frosting Bottle –Wilton 1904-1189 Regular Melting Decorating Squeeze Bottle
- Make the box cake mix – follow box directions.
- Let the cake cool completely then dump it into a bowl and crumble up the cake with a fork.
- Use 1/2 of the frosting can to put into the cake crumbles and mix.
- This will create a wet looking cake mix you can now roll into balls – I make mine about two inches around.
- Once the mix is all rolled into balls put the cake balls into the freezer for about 10 minutes. During these ten minutes, I start to melt the candy melts one bag at a time.
- Melt chocolate in either your Wilton Chocolate Pro or you can do it in the microwave. Make sure to only do 30-second increments. Stirring in between until all the chocolate is melted but do not overcook.
- Pull the cake balls from the freezer and dip the tip of the stick into the chocolate and push into the top of the cake ball. Let it set and chocolate harden so the stick will stay in the cake pop. ( See photo below )
- Dip each cake ball into the candy melts one by one. This step does take up some time and you need to be patient to get the candy melt smooth. Cover completely and tap off excess chocolate as you go.
- Put an eyeball on the cake pop after it has been dipped and let dry. ( See photo below )
- Repeat with all your cake pops.
- Once they all have been dipped and dry move onto step 12.
- I used the frosting bottle to decorate the cake pop around the eyeball to create a messy monster look. You can also use a spoon to fling the chocolate on the cake pop as well. Both ways work but I find the bottle to be a little easier!