DIY Eyeball Mini Cakes for Halloween

By Brittni • posted on 09/29/2014

DIY // Eyeball Mini Cakes for Halloween

I just couldn’t wait until October 1st to start posting Halloween projects. I’m too impatient.

So, today, I wanted to share a super quick and easy dessert idea to get you inspired for Halloween parties this year…DIY eyeball mini cakes! These sweet treats are a little bit bizarre and a little bit awesome.

They’re more on the cute side than creepy, but that’s how I like my Halloween projects anyway. And I hope you do too.

Here’s the super quick tutorial for these ‘all seeing’ eye desserts…

DIY // Eyeball Mini Cakes for Halloween


Hostess Snoballs (which are cream filled mini cakes, covered in marshmallow and coconut), black licorice, Oreos, vanilla icing


1. Start by separating the Oreos, removing the cream center, so you’re left with just the cookie ends. Place one cookie on top of each Snoball, attaching it with a little bit of icing (think of it as edible glue).

2. Cut pieces of licorice down to roughly three inches long. These pieces will become the eyelashes.

3. Add a little bit of icing to one end of each piece of licorice. Attach 3-5 licorice pieces to each Snoball, to look like eyelashes. Done!

That’s it. So easy. Right?

And they actually taste really good too. Although, I’d probably eat the licorice separately from the cake and Oreo. Since it’s such a different taste.

Take it further: If you want to make these eyeballs a little more creepy and a little less cutesy, add veiny red lines with food coloring for bloodshot eyes. In case you’re wondering…I did actually try it after I took these photos and it worked really well. I used a wood skewer to draw the lines with gel food coloring. 

DIY // Eyeball Mini Cakes for Halloween

Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

Think you’ll give these a try for Halloween?

9 comments | Click here to reply

Hey, this is so cute! I have featured your artwork at my blog,


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Too Cute! (Eye see what you did there Jamie. Well done.)


this is seriously too cute! no one’s really getting into the halloween spirit at my house this year so maybe a plate of these eyeball cookies will get things rolling here 🙂

xo marlen
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Eye love ’em!


OH my goodness! These are so cute and so easy! Thank you so much for sharing! I can’t wait to make them when guests come over around Halloween! Yay!

The Mama Gazette


These are awesome, B! And probably delicious. It’s so hard to make Halloween look good and modern, and your projects always master that!

Kelly @ Studio DIY

I started a pin board the other day…….this is going on there!!

Jessica Rose

These are too cute! I’m getting in the spirit of DIY for Halloween now that it’s almost October. Thanks for the share!

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