We’ve all attended a Halloween party with a table of edible, touchable “body parts” as one of the attractions. Spaghetti used as “hair,” pigs in a blanket as “fingers,” grapes used as “eyeballs,” and so on. They were never really convincing, though, because as soon as you open your eyes or take off the blindfold, you see the truth: you just palmed and touched a bunch of food.
But what if they actually looked the part when you took off the blindfold? Grapes may make a fine eyeball substitute for a blindfolded guest, but something that looks like an eyeball would be a bit better, right? That’s why Wholesale Party Supplies gathered up a way to make these gelatin eyeballs that are sure to psych out any party goer this Halloween!
For this tutorial you will need:
- Clean egg carton
- Eye dropper
- Paint brushes
- 2 packs of unflavored powered gelatin
- ½ cup milk
- 1 cup water
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- ¼ teaspoon almond or coconut extract
- Vegetable oil
- Food coloring
Sprinkle one package of gelatin into the milk. Mix and allow to bloom for 5 minutes. This keeps the mixture from being clumpy.
Bring half a cup of water, sugar, and almond extract to a boil on the stovetop. Combine with the gelatin/milk mixture and stir until all clumps dissolve.
Lubricate the mold and pour the mixture in. Refrigerate for an hour or until set.
Remove from mold and place on plate for detailing.
With a small spoon remove a scoop of gelatin from the top of each gelatin cast.
Here are the eyeballs scooped out and ready for painting.
Prepare your palette by squeezing out your preferred food colors onto a plate. Paint the irises of your eyeballs.
Paint the pupils onto each eyeball.
Paint the veins.
Combine half a package of gelatin with ¼ cup water. Mix and allow to bloom for 5 minutes. Bring ¾ cup water to boil on stovetop. Combine heated water with gelatin mixture and stir until all clumps dissolve. Use an eyedropper to fill in the spooned out space of each eyeball.
Place the finished eyes in the refrigerator to set.
We went with a rectangular pupil for these goat eyes.
They worked very nicely in this goat head cake.
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