Hello, I've been lurking and reading for a while, but I just made an account and am finally posting.
I'm making a dragon cake (sculpted) and I want the eyeballs to look real. I was thinking of using poured sugar and making, basically, a marble.
Does anyone have any ideas on how to make realistic eyeballs? Have you tried the method I'm thinking of using?
Thank you in advance!
Poured sugar would be interesting especially if you are using the isomalt sticks but I made some eyeballs for rose centers for Halloween (in my pictures) using gum paste balls, circle cutters and edible varnish (50/50 vodka and corn syrup). I was happy with them.
You could also do white chocolate circles, and hand paint the pupil and iris on them...if you're using fondant for the head, make sure you make a socket to put the eye in and then form fondant over it to look like eyelids and make the eye look like it's set it....
And welcome!! - glad u finally have an account
I'm going to try both ways and see which I like best. Today is a test run for the competition in February. (Heaven help me...it's my first!)
And thank you for the tip on making an eyelid. I never even thought about that!