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Today, I want to share with you an eye-opening treat that you can’t help but stare at – Easy DIY Bloodshot Eyeball Cupcakes!

Easy DIY Bloodshot Eyeball Cupcakes. An fun treat to celebrate the Halloween season.

Easy DIY Bloodshot Eyeball Cupcakes - Add white frosting to your favorite cupcake, a gummy eyeball, and use red icing gel for bloodshot linesIn the past years, I’ve never made Halloween themed food for my kids. Mainly because most of my time was spent making crazy homemade costumes, like this Jellyfish Costume for my daughter. Alas, my kids have outgrown their trick-or-treating days and no longer need costumes (insert sad face here). So this year, we’re celebrating the Halloween season with spooky food and a Walking Dead party (coming soon)!

How to Make Easy DIY Bloodshot Eyeball Cupcakes

Vanilla cupcake

To make these Bloodshot Eyeball Cupcakes, my youngest daughter found a simple vanilla cupcake recipe to bake; however, use whatever flavor you like. I would have used a box mix, but my daughter insisted on making the cupcakes from scratch. If you don’t have a kitchen helper or want to save time, go ahead and use a box mix – I won’t tell.

Frosted cupcakes and gummy eyeballs

For the frosting, I just placed it in a piping bag with a large round tip. Next, I piped two rows of circles onto each cupcake, making sure to leave the center of each cupcake frosting free. Then, I placed a gummy eyeball onto the center of each frosted cupcake. If these cupcakes were for young kids, I would have stopped decorating the cupcakes here.

Creating Bloodshot Eyeballs

My kids are older and love things a bit gorier, so I added bloodshot lines using a skewer dipped in Wilton red icing gel. I used a very light hand and barely touched the frosting to make random lines. And that’s all it takes to make these Easy DIY Bloodshot Eyeball Cupcakes for Halloween!

Easy DIY Bloodshot Eyeball Cupcakes

If you liked these eye-catching cupcakes, I’ll be using these in a fun Walking Dead party post  – sponsored by Oriental Trading!

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What’s your favorite Halloween food to make? 

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  1. OMG! These are scary! Especially the ears. I know kids would really love them, especially if they were hosting a party. Kudos to you for being able to do it. I have a hard time looking at them…I guess that is a compliment because they look so real.

  2. These are hilarious!! I need to share this post with my best friend who enjoys making cupcakes as a side business.

  3. This post makes me want to have a Halloween party. I love the idea of taking something creepy like an eyeball and making it into a cupcake that is totally adorable. I am sharing.