Introduction: Edible Googly Eyes!

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Edible Googly Eyes!
Make them with just 3 things!

The perfect touch to little cupcake or dessert toppers!
And perfect for Halloween food too!

For the eyes, you'll need:
Gelatin Caps
pearls or confetti sprinkles
Marshmallow fondant

Step 1: Marshmallow Fondant

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Here's how to make the fondant.
(There's a bunch of instructables on check them out if this isn't clear enough)

It's fun to mold...and great for cupcake toppers!
You'll need: Powdered sugar, marshmallows and water.

Put 4 oz. of marshmallows in a microwave bowl
with 1 tablespoon of water.
Heat them up in the microwave for about a minute until they are puffy!
Stir them up.
Add powdered sugar until smooth and able to handle.
(I didn't just have to keep adding it until it's clay like enough)

Step 2: Eyeball Prep Time!

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Sprinkle powdered sugar on a silpat or counter.
Put a little bit of the fondant on it.  Roll it thin with a rolling pin.
about 1/8 inch.

Get your sprinkles and gel caps ready.
Use scissors to cut off the ends of the gel caps.

Step 3: Eyeball Making Time!

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On the rolled out fondant...
Place a pearl or sprinkle...
Place the gel cap over the top...
And press the gel cap onto the fondant...
Pick it up and it should stay in place!
It's perfect and wiggly!

Make some matching sets.
Think of all the occasions you could use these...
Add them to fondant figures for cupcake toppers!
Great for Halloween!

Step 4: Pumpkin Time!

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Now for the cute pumpkins!
We added some orange food coloring to some of the white fondant...
And some green to a little bit of the white...

Rolled the orange into balls...pumpkins!
Used a toothpick to create lines...
Add a green stem...
And, of course, add the googly eyes!

Then create a little scene of friendly pumpkins!

Step 5: Decorate or Eat!

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Great toppers for cakes or cupcakes...brownies or other fun Halloween dessert!

Hope you liked this instructable--we had so much fun!

Check out my blog Doodlecraft for more fun!
And don't forget to vote!  :)


susanjerrell (author)2014-09-18

I for one am glad you made this post. In my 59 yrs I have not seen a way of making edible googly eyes. I'm sure you didn't invent cream puffs either but I really liked the ible.

1lenore (author)2013-10-20

This is a nice variation with the fondant backing, but you should give credit to the original Edible Googly Eyes project:

kcli (author)1lenore2013-11-01

No credit is due to anyone except DoodleCraft, as I certainly can not find any of the photos or text lifted from that site and placed directly within this Instructible.

She applied creativity, imagination and inspiration in creating a fun holiday food item. (Also, until I read this Instructable I had no idea I could buy gelatin capsules in quantities of 250, as I have only locate quantities of 1000 locally)

The goal of Instructables is to...share what you make (and does not say anything about vetting out/quoting every possible website that may resemble something that one wants to contribute for the enjoyment of others).

1lenore (author)kcli2013-11-01

It is common courtesy in all creative fields to give credit to your sources. I have historically found instructables to be a community that shares this value. My edible googly eyes project has been around long enough and had wide enough exposure that I can understand not realizing where the idea came from. And I do love doodlecraft's variation, as I said before.

doodlecraft (author)1lenore2013-10-20

I'm happy and sad that you left that comment. Happy, because it is great! Sad, because it makes me realize I'm not as creative as I thought. Darn, looks like I've got no original ideas after all. :(
Thanks though!

Verticees (author)doodlecraft2013-10-22

I hate it when you think of an idea, but it turns out someone else has already thought of it! :( This is still an amazing idea, even though someone came up with a variation before you. Just remember, Thomas Edison didn't invent the first light bulb, he just invented the most commercially practical (and overall better) one! I think this is the better edible googly eye! The fact that another person created something like this just shows there are other people just like you, and that doesn't make you any less creative! Can't wait to try this myself! Wonderful Instructable!

doodlecraft (author)Verticees2013-10-22

Thanks so much! I'm going to read this comment whenever I'm feeling down on myself! :)

KeltonSmith (author)doodlecraft2013-10-23

Or, if you ever think you have a good idea just remember that the Simpsons did it. Also, if you think you have a good "Simpsons did it" joke remember that southpark did it. O_-

Great idea though. Without it being here on this site I would have never seen it. Not going to make the same treat you did but I DO plan to googly eye EVERYTHING edible in my house! WHOO!

hungryhappenings (author)2013-10-26

So cute! I totally agree that just because something has been done before, doesn't mean you can't make an incredible version of it, like you did here. A few years ago, I too used the evil mad scientist's idea to make googly eyes on modeling chocolate sea creatures and then later on ghost pops using a technique like yours. It's a great idea and can be used in so many creative ways. Your pumpkins are adorable and would make the perfect topper for a cupcake or cake. Good luck in the contest.

Oh awesome--yours are adorable! Thanks so much! :)

Oh, and I pinned this to my Halloween food board.

ckburcham (author)2013-10-25

Cool: -):-)

BLASTFEMI (author)2013-10-20

This is sooo clever!!!!!! I love it!

doodlecraft (author)BLASTFEMI2013-10-21


Mrballeng (author)2013-10-21

You are awesome! A quick internet search shows that gelatin pills have been around since 1834 and googly eyes since 1919. I doubt that in 94 years 1lenore's post on evilmadscientist was the first thought of this. "You should give credit to the original" give me a break. You rock.

doodlecraft (author)Mrballeng2013-10-21

Thanks! Awesome fact checking too. You rock! :)

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