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Semi-Homemade Halloween Monster Eye Cake

Hosting a Halloween party or get together? Or, maybe you have a Halloween birthday to celebrate? Get inspired with this easy Semi-Homemade Halloween Monster Eye Cake decorating idea.
15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: #Halloween Cake Idea, Halloween Cake, Halloween Cupcakes
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 220cal
Author: Amy


  • 7 inch Round White Cake Frosted, white
  • 20 Orange Gumballs
  • 20 White Gumballs
  • 50 Purple Shimmer Sixlets
  • 50 Black Candy Pearls
  • 50 Green Shimmer Sixlets
  • 1/4 cup candy eyes
  • 1 cup vanilla frosting divided into 2 bowls
  • 1/2 cup orange frosting
  • 1/4 tsp Neon Purple Food dye
  • 1/4 tsp Neon Green Food dye


  • Remove cake from store-bought packaging. Featured is a 2 layer, 7" white on white cake.
  • Divide vanilla frosting into two microwave-safe bowls.
  • Add orange frosting to a microwave-safe bowl.
  • Microwave each for 20 seconds.
  • Add neon coloring to each vanilla frosting bowl and mix.
  • Using a small spoon, carefully add the drips of the green icing to around the cake top edge making a drip effect.
  • Repeat this action with the purple color.
  • Swizzle the orange frosting across the top of the cake.
  • Using a pastry squeegee, smear only the top surface to mix the colors around. Be sure not to disturb the drip effect.
  • Once frosting is complete, it is time to decorate with the gumballs.
  • Strategically place white gumballs by carefully pressing them into the cake's frosting; repeat with the orange gumballs.
  • Next up, evenly place the green and purple shimmer Sixlets around the cake.
  • Next up, fill in the emptier spaces with the candy eyes, and then black pearls.
  • You can add plastic (non edible) spider effects to the cake (optional)


Nutritional Values are not available since your final product will vary based on candies/ingredients used. 
If you are not eating the cake right away, return it to the packaging it came from in-store and place it in the fridge.
This cake lasted 3 days with no issues in the fridge, but your results could vary.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 220cal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 10mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg