How Do I Mkae Fondant Popcorn?

Decorating By kkilganan Updated 23 Feb 2010 , 1:00am by Debi2

kkilganan Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 1:24am
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Can anybody enlighten me on the best technique to make fondant and/or gumpaste popcorn???

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lomikesa Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 2:30am
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I don't know how you plan to use the popcorn in a cake, but when I did my pop corn cake (see cake link) I use mini marshmellows, I cut them with a sissor from one side with a cross cut, them I spray them with wilton's spray edible paint.

I hope this helps you.

Lomikesa

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1161881

Susie53 Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 4:18am
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I too used mini marshmallows when I made my popcorn cupcakes, but I didn't put any butter on mine. Using marshmallows is really easy, but time consuming. I'm sure making them out of fondant would be more time consuming since you would have to make each little popcorn. icon_smile.gif

audreygb Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 10:04am
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the confetti cakes book by Elisa Strauss has a popcorn cake and she makes the popcorn from gum paste. I have the book so I can pm you the instructions if you like as I can scan them. Let me know!

Susie53 Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 12:42pm
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Originally Posted by audreygb

the confetti cakes book by Elisa Strauss has a popcorn cake and she makes the popcorn from gum paste. I have the book so I can pm you the instructions if you like as I can scan them. Let me know!




I have that book too, isn't it beautiful? By the way, welcome to CC!
Another great book is pretty party cakes by Peggy Porsechen, it has some beautiful cakes and cookies in it. I haven't made anything from it yet, but will one day soon. icon_smile.gif

kkilganan Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 2:34pm
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Thank you guys so much! This is the most amazing site. I just started making cakes 3 months ago .. I decided to give it a try for my daughter`s first birthday and I have been addicted ever since ... I have been making them as "gifts" but I really want to start selling them for money...

audreygb Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 2:47pm
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susie 53 i have the romantic cakes by peggy porcshen and loads more besides!!! thanks for the welcome!!! I have been making cakes for a while now and this site is a god send!


Kkilganan I have sold some of mine but not many want to do more !! do you want the instructions

grama_j Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 2:47pm
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Do you HAVE to use fondant ? I used real popcorn, and coated it with vanilla candy melts........they tasted soooo good....

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Susie53 Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 2:52pm
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Originally Posted by grama_j

Do you HAVE to use fondant ? I used real popcorn, and coated it with vanilla candy melts........they tasted soooo good....

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1086483




I really like this idea...sounds delicious!

Susie53 Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 2:56pm
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[quote="audreygb"]susie 53 i have the romantic cakes by peggy porcshen and loads more besides!!! thanks for the welcome!!! I have been making cakes for a while now and this site is a god send!

Wish I had started years ago, but just started last summer. I only do them as a hobby, I don't sell them. Yes, this site is wonderful!

audreygb Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 3:00pm
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i am no where near professional i just love doing it and made them for friends etc!! hey still learning and trying out new stuff all the time!!

rocketmom1985 Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 3:16pm
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Coating with white chocolate is a neat idea. Any tips on how to do the coating on the popcorn?

grama_j Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 3:24pm
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All I did was melt the candy melts in the microwave, and poured it directly on the popcorn.... I just kept stirring so it wouldn't stick, then spread it on some waxed paper to dry, broke up any pieces that stuck together, and just put them on the top of the cake... I piled it up pretty well on the cake, and I think it made it look more realistic...... I'm happy to say there was a lot left over...... but only for a short time ! icon_lol.gif

JaLa90016 Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 3:38pm
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Originally Posted by grama_j

All I did was melt the candy melts in the microwave, and poured it directly on the popcorn.... I just kept stirring so it wouldn't stick, then spread it on some waxed paper to dry, broke up any pieces that stuck together, and just put them on the top of the cake... I piled it up pretty well on the cake, and I think it made it look more realistic...... I'm happy to say there was a lot left over...... but only for a short time ! icon_lol.gif





This is an awesome idea!!! I love this site because I have learned so much about cake decorating from this site in such a short period of time.

Happy Baking!!!

bobwonderbuns Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 7:04pm
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Wow!! Using chocolate covered popcorn -- that's brilliant!! I'll definitely have to try that!!! icon_lol.gif

bobwonderbuns Posted 23 Jun 2009 , 12:42pm
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I just found this old thread -- hot dawg! icon_biggrin.gif I did try the chocolate covered popcorn trick -- worked like a charm. It's in the popcorn bag cake in my pix. And let me say, that stuff is DELISH!!! icon_lol.gif

MarissaDay Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 4:49pm
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Originally Posted by grama_j

All I did was melt the candy melts in the microwave, and poured it directly on the popcorn.... I just kept stirring so it wouldn't stick, then spread it on some waxed paper to dry, broke up any pieces that stuck together, and just put them on the top of the cake... I piled it up pretty well on the cake, and I think it made it look more realistic...... I'm happy to say there was a lot left over...... but only for a short time ! icon_lol.gif




You are AWESOME for this idea....just wanted to say THANKS!!!!!!!! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

ckckhome Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 2:32pm
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Surfing the site came across this post OMG white chocolate covered popcorn what a great idea. I have learn so much from the cake central academy. Thanks to all

Debi2 Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 1:00am
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I found a tutorial here http://www.satinfinefoods.com/how.htm

Click on "Popcorn bag" on the right side of the page. Hope this helps icon_smile.gif

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