Ok, I told you earlier that I don’t like scary stuff. And I didn’t lie to you…I really don’t like scary stuff. However, I think making cake balls into eye balls is so gross, it’s cute (I know, I’m weird!). Plus, what else was I supposed to do with leftover cake, frosting, and melting chocolate? You know that just screams cake balls. Sooo, maybe I could have made them into pumpkins, or candy corn, like Jenna did. Nope, I guess not!
Eye balls (Cake balls)
Makes 20 eye balls!
Yellow cake (baked and cooled completely)…1 8 inch round pan worth
3/4 cup frosting (your choice of flavor)…you might need more if your cake is a little dry (I used a white frosting)
1 pound white melting chocolate
M&M’s (I used blue and green)
Red and black gel food coloring
20 Gummy worms (optional)
Once your cake has been baked and completely cooled, crumble it into a large mixing bowl. Add enough frosting to make the cake just stick together (I needed 3/4 of a cup to achieve this). *Note: too much frosting and your cake will turn to mush.
Using an ice cream scoop (I used a medium-sized scoop), scoop cake/frosting mixture onto a wax-paper lined cookie sheet. Place in freezer for about 30 minutes. Remove from freezer and roll into balls (or form into whatever shapes you prefer).
*Note: this is where I added the gummy worms. I dipped one end of the gummy worm in melted white chocolate, then poked a hole in the cake ball with my finger and stuck the gummy worm inside the hole.
Once all the balls have been rolled, return the cookie sheet to the freezer for another 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, melt your white chocolate (according to your favorite method). Remove the cake ball centers from the freezer and dip each one in the melted chocolate (if you inserted a gummy worm, you can use this to hold onto). Place dipped cake ball onto the wax paper and top each one with an M&M (logo side pressed into the chocolate). Place in refrigerator for 15 minutes to set chocolate.
After 15 minutes, use a toothpick dipped in red gel food coloring, to create squiggly lines on the eye-ball (cake ball). With a paintbrush, apply the black gel food coloring to the M&M, for the pupil (you could also use a mini chocolate chip, attached with a dab of white chocolate). Let the food coloring dry…and enjoy!
Made with love, not calories!