Pilgrim (Eyeball) Thanksgiving Cake Pops

Eyeballs probably sound like an odd choice for Thanksgiving cake pops. You certainly saw them everywhere for Halloween this year. My personal favorites were:

Eyeball Cake Pops 20121. Ghoulishly Green Eyeball Cake Pops by Goodies by Anna

2. One-Eyed Monster Cake Pops by Very Culinary

3. Eyeball Cake Balls by Miss CandiQuik

I know what you’re thinking… “Halloween is over and so are eyeball cake pops.” Well, if you’re like me, you may have suffered from temporary insanity when you walked into Home Goods and saw all their Halloween goodies this season. You may have picked up a baking kit or two (or three) too many. And you may not have gotten all the baking done on your Halloween to-do list.

Well, instead of getting rid of my cake pop kit, I decided to make eyeballs work not only for Halloween, but as Thanksgiving cake pops too!

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Eyeball Cake Pop Supplies

To make eyeball Thanksgiving cake pops you need:

Make Your Cake Pops

Start by making your cake pops and chilling them in the fridge until you are ready to start dipping.

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If you would like more details on how to make basic cake pops, please see How To Make Cake Pops | Easy Step-By-Step Tutorial and Recipe

Dip and Decorate Your Thanksgiving Cake Pops

Remove your cake pops from the fridge, melt your dipping chocolate or candy melts according to package directions, and dip your cake pops, gently tapping them to remove excess chocolate. Stand the cake pops upright in your cake pop stand to dry.

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Once the chocolate has hardened, add a drop of melted chocolate to the front of each cake pop and set an M&M in it for the pupil of your eyeballs. Again, stand the cake pops upright in your cake pop stand to dry.

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After the chocolate has dried, the M&Ms will be secured to the front of your cake pops. Next, squirt some blue (or green) decorating gel in a circle around each M&M. Use a small, clean paint brush to spread the gel out in a neat circle to create the iris of each eyeball cake pop. Then, use another clean paint brush and red gel food coloring to paint on the veins of each eyeball (optional). One last time, stand the cake pops upright in your cake pop stand to dry. I let mine dry overnight before packing them. The decorating gel never dries hard but the M&M will help keep any plastic wrap from smudging it.

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If you want to add a fun presentation element to your eyeball cake pops, display character heads behind them. I searched for clip art on the Internet, printed it out the size I needed, cut out the head shapes, and taped each head to a cake pop stick. This is how you can make your eyeball cake pops fit in with any themed party or holiday. For Halloween, I chose different spooky monsters and for Thanksgiving I used pilgrim heads.

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To turn your eyeballs into Thanksgiving cake pops that are more cute than creepy, I suggest leaving off the red veins, adding an eyelid by dipping each one in peanut butter candy melts, drawing on eyelashes with food coloring markers (for girly pilgrims), and changing the colors of the eyes.

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What other characters do you think would make fun eyeball cake pops?


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16 Responses to Pilgrim (Eyeball) Thanksgiving Cake Pops

  1. LOL, love the bloodshot eyed pilgrim! Very cute and fun!
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  2. haha, love it! And I’m honored that you included my Halloween eyeball cake bites in the post :) Thanks!
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  3. emily says:

    a little creepy :o) and super cute!!!I came over from ginger snap crafts to invite you to join my month long Thanksgiving link party. It will be open for one more week, with fabulous features on Thanksgiving day! I would love for you to join us!

  4. Love these! And the bloodshot eyes after all that drinking – hilarious! We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here :( so when exactly is it? I might start celebrating anyway from next year, LOL.
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  5. Janine, glad you went cute not creepy! lol Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!
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  6. oh, my goodness! these are darling, my kids will love them!

  7. Julie says:

    This are super rad, Janine! I sort of have an obsession with eyes (not real eyes but paintings, jewelry, tattoos) so these are right up my alley! Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays!

    I’d like to invite you to my new blog hop – Grow Your Blog Hop. This party is all about networking and growing your blog. I hope to see you there. It starts at midnight tonight! http://www.thisgalcooks.com/p/grow-your-blog.html

    Have a great rest of your week!


  8. Haha, it worked; they’re adorable Janine!
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