Candy Eyes Video & Templates

I am not sure about you but, I never have enough candy eyes to decorate my cookies and cupcakes. With the baking season right around the corner, I wanted to make sure you and I have enough. I have shared some royal icing eye transfers with you before but, these are a little different. They’re simply small, medium and large circles that will fit great on cookies and cupcakes.

Candy Eyes - Royal Icing Eyes in Three sizes. Don't buy them at the store. It only costs pennies to make them yourself.

I am obsessed with larger eyes. I think they look like frog eggs but I am sure they taste way better. Not that I have ever eaten frog eggs. It was just an observation!

By the way, I have fallen behind (more like off a cliff) on the royal icing transfers. I am back baby! I have a million baking sheets turned upside down in my kitchen with patterns taped to them. Some of them even have transfers half done! I can’t tell you how good it feels to be back on track. Template Tuesday is up and running again even if it gets shared on a Wednesday! 🙂

Supplies for Candy Eyes:

Royal Icing Recipe (click here for a video on how to make it)
Piping Bag or bottle
Coupler (if you use a piping bag)
#2 or #2.5 or #3Piping Tip- Wilton or PME  (I like the PME better. It cost more but it lasts a long time without tarnishing.)
4mm Edible Pearls 
Small Candy Eyes
Medium Candy Eyes
Large Candy Eyes
White Gel Food Color (optional)Small Candy Eyes

To begin, make a batch of royal icing. I linked the half a batch recipe above because it is a good size for royal icing transfers. 

Candy Eyes by

I thought I would show you how to make these with a video because you don’t have to outline and flood them to get pretty circles.

When you watch the video, notice how the circles that are filled from the center have more volume than the ones I outlined and flooded. They are very close to perfect circles without having to guide my piping bag to form them. If you fill them from the center, the icing will settle as it spreads and leaves you with perfect candy eyes.

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Can you see the difference in the volume? And, if you look real close, the eyes that were outlined and flooded, aren’t all that perfect looking. They are wonkier. That is alright because they will come in handy for a crazy little monster cookie this Halloween. 

Look at all those candy eyes

Look at all those candy eyes! I can’t wait to use them. I already have plans. Do you have enough to last through Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas? If not, what are you waiting for? Start making them now so you won’t be stressed later.

Candy Eyes for Cookie and Cupcake Decorations

Yep! They still look like frog eggs to me. I think I have been in the woods a little too long.

If you are looking for fun ways to use these eyes, here are some ideas for you.

Mummy Hot Dogs by Hugs & Cookies
Monster Cake Pops
Hamm and Potatoes by Bakerella

Bear hugs,