Halloween eats: Eyeball cupcakes

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Bloodshot eyeball cupcakes
Makes 24 (1 cupcake)
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
1 package (18 ounces)
red velvet cake mix
1 container (16 ounces) cream
cheese or vanilla frosting
McCormick Assorted Food
Colors & Egg Dye
Assorted decorations, such as
red ring-shaped candies or
gum drops and black candy-
coated pieces
Prepare cake mix as directed on package.
Bake as directed on package for cupcakes. Cool cupcakes on wire rack.
Frost cupcakes. Place a ring-shaped candy or sliced gum drop in the middle of each cupcake for the iris. Attach a candy-coated piece with some frosting for the pupil. Place small amount of red food color in a disposable paper cup. Using a toothpick, draw “bloodshot” lines in the white frosting. Or, tint any remaining white frosting red with red food color. Spoon frosting into small resealable plastic bag. Snip a small corner from bag. Pipe frosting to create the bloodshot lines.