How do you get the look of popcorn? I thought I saw somewhere it is with marshmallows and icing.
Can anyone help me? We have a movie party in a few weeks and I really want to make one for the kids.
Thanks in advance for your help.
. . . usually done with mini marshmallows . . . cut an "X" on one end . . . and use some yellow coloring to achieve a buttered effect . . . http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=67830
and here is one done very effectively with buttercream . . . http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=38528
and I love the look of these . . . (but I would add some yellow) . . . http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1186760
I use small scissors and cut little snips (about 4 or 5) in the minature marshmallows and work it with my hands. Then add watered down yellow coloring with a paint brush. See my Popcorn Cake pic in my picture gallery.
or the Dollar Store has a circus section and it has candy- popcorn..I bought some to do a popcorn box cake, so it will stick out the lid.
just a thought
Thanks everyone for the tips. I think I might can cut up marshmallows or just buy candy LOL
Cindy, I havent seen the candy popcorn at the Dollar Tree but there are several close to me so when I go to town I will check them out.
Thanks again for the tips.
I used my small fondant flower cutter and cut out the flower portion and then put a dab or buttercream on top.
Candy lady, can you elaborate a bit more one the cutter and method? I need to make a lot of popcorn and I would love a more simple method...
Are you talking the pink graduated size wilton ones? and what do you mean when you say cut out flower portion.... details, details.......thank you so much!
I was wondering the same thing
i use mini marshmallows..
take scissors (like stated above) make a snip to make to sections, then I snip again on one of the section to get three parts..you can also snip bogth sides to have four parts..i then take a little petal dust in a warm yellow color put it in a baggie then put the marshmallows in it and shake.
I like that idea to.
got the idea from CakeCentral for an Oscar party:
rolled little balls of white fondant. Then I rolled out some more fondant flat. I cut out a bunch of the little flowers from the Wilton plunge cutter set and then plunged them into the balls of fondant. The plunger pushed into the ball and they stayed together that way. Then we misted the whole thing yellow food colouring mixed with corn syrup and warm water. I didn't make tonnes of popcorn, I left the hump on the cake so that it was raised in the middle. (I just sprayed mine with wilton yellow spray ever so lightly) Pat
I used mini marshamallows and BC. I snipped the ends 4 times or so and then squished them. You can also squish a few together for bigger kernels. It was pretty quick, then go in and add yellow and brwon food coloring. I will try to add my pic here but if that doesn't work here is the link!
I just used REAL popped popcorn...... Drizzled it with white candy melts, and it just made an extra treat for the kids..... they LOVED it ! And it was SOOO quick and easy !
dee-lite, what did you use for your cupcake popcorn holders? So cute!
If you use real popcorn you can melt white chocolate let it cool a bit put it in a bag and shake up the popcorn in it. It would taste great on a cake and is a fabulous popcorn treat!
I have used real popcorn. I even recently used it on cookies shaped as a popcorn bag and was able to shrink wrap them!!! Good Luck
All these sound like great ideas.
And thanks for sharing the pictures.
I think the real popcorn with white chocolate would taste really good YUMMY!
GrandmaG-I used white paper cups(not waxy ones) and striped them with a red marker using a ruler along the lip to keep lines straight ,then cut them in half to height of ccake ..My 9 year old made popcorn stickers on microsoft word( 'cuz I can't), Hee Hee and that's about it. Glad you like them !
I did a popcorn tub for my MIL who loves going to the movies and used real caramel popcorn, for me is better because you can actually eat it. I got it from CVS but make sure you get plain caramel popcorn no the one with nuts!
my son wants pop corn cup cakes for his class on his birthday, what did you use for the popcorn cups and where did you get them
I ended up making 1 big "box" of popcorn and used red & white fondant for the box. & marshmellows & yellow spray icing for the popcorn. It wasn't perfect but the kids loved it.
I bet you could find red & white striped cupcake papers for the cups.