Fondant Googly Style Eyes
A Covid Halloween
In our house, we are not going trick or treating this year. Instead, we are throwing a big party full of games, treats, and prizes at home, just for us. My daughter and I are very high risk as she as asthma, and I have asthma and an auto-immune disorder.
Today, I spent some time making fondant googly eyes for some cupcakes that I will be serving. This will give my fondant time to dry. These are going to be styled like googly eyes.
You can make your own fondant, but for time sake, I bought Wilton. First, separate the fondant in half. Then, separate that half in half. Roll out one half into a rectangle-ish shape on some wax paper, 1/4 to 1/8 inch thick. I had the intention of using black food coloring…but it has gone missing. Hope it doesn’t show up as wall paint anywhere. Good thing I had some edible spray paint. I used that after rolling it.
If You Use Black Food Coloring
If you use black food coloring knead it in. I suggest doing it in a Ziploc bag if you don’t want to make a mess.
On a separate piece of wax paper, roll out the black into a 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick sheet.
My first idea was to use foil to make small circles, but this completely flopped. Being the thrifty lady I am I found 2 circle lids of different sizes to use as cut outs for the fondant.
Fondant is very soft. I suggest care is taken while separating the circles from the scrap. Instead of letting the fondant stretch and fall on your nice circles, cut away the excess as you are pulling it. Do NOT tear it with your hands.
Now, to put these two together you will want to use edible adhesive. I use Wilton Dab-N-Hold, which I purchased at Michael’s.
The Truth is…
If you want to make the eyes more reddish, you can always spray a little edible coloring spritz. I’ll be honest, I am trying to go for more cute than creepy! I am not into creepy, I admit it, okay? This lady hates scary movies. I am 32 and cannot handle Chucky or anything remotely scary. Shhh…want to hear a secret? My mom and dad thought it was funny that they made me sit through Blair Witch Project when I was in 7th grade. My mom told me it was totally real. (I was a gullible kid, don’t laugh at me!) That night, I slept on her bedroom floor. HA! Okay, well, now the world knows my secret.
These turned out really well. I am going put these up high, away from the kids. I am also going to make my pumpkin spice donut holes as a diversion. Let me know what you think in the comments below!