Popcorn Cupcakes By Azterp

Baking By azterp Updated 18 Jun 2012 , 2:14am by mickeybride03

azterp Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 9:41pm
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I've received such a huge response to the original popcorn cupcakes, that I wanted to provide some 'how to' information.

Here are the materials you will need:

  • Mini-marshmallows
    Paint brush
    Yellow coloring gel
    Wilton Nut Cups
    Regular cupcake liners
    Sticky address labels
    Red pen


  • Fill cupcake liners 1/2 full and bake as usual.
    Using red pen, color every-other fold on the nut cups.
    Create the popcorn label using your computer and sticky address labels - cut out.
    Stick the label onto the nut cup liner.
    After cupcakes cool, insert the cupcake (still in the regular cupcake liner) into the nut cup liner.
    Ice cupcakes with thin layer of icing.
    Cut a criss-cross pattern 1/2 way down the ends of the mini-marshmallows.
    Stick the marshmallows into the icing.
    Paint the tops with yellow gel coloring. I diluted mine on a wet paper towel.


53 replies
JodieF Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 11:46pm
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Those are awesome! Do you mind if I copy these?? I run a cooking club for my elementary students, and I'm doing cake decorating with them next month! They'd love these!


i_heart_pastry Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 11:53pm
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Awesome - thanks!!


nannie Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 11:55pm
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thank you so much for doing this. I've always wondered how it was dont.

You are a real sweetheart icon_biggrin.gif

adunfag Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 11:55pm
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Thank you for sharing. My son is having his party at the movie theater this year and I'm sure these will be a hit.

Susie53 Posted 21 Mar 2009 , 12:02am
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So cute! Great instructions too! thumbs_up.gif

Molly2 Posted 21 Mar 2009 , 12:49am
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Momof3boys Posted 22 Mar 2009 , 7:23pm
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Thank you so much for the tutorial!!!

Brownie1954 Posted 22 Mar 2009 , 7:36pm
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Thanks for sharing your information....I have been wanting to make some of these. They are really cute. We have an old theater in town that is being restored back to it's original condition, and there will be a Grand Opening when it's ready. I would love to make some of these.

dellswife Posted 22 Mar 2009 , 10:23pm
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These are amazing! Thank you so much for sharing this with us all!

tx_cupcake Posted 22 Mar 2009 , 10:38pm
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So cute! Thank you! icon_biggrin.gif

SHADDI Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 7:16pm
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I went to Michaels this weekend to buy the nut cups and I noticed they changed to cup lines.
The old way are the ones you have in the photo with the wide lines and the new ones are lots of long thin line going down. I like the old ones.....but I also like the new one better cause the outside is not as waxy and you can color the lines a lot better and color them once instead of twice like I had to with the old ones it's more of a paper feel. But the inside of the cup has a plastic liner I don't think it's wax I think is plastic so I don't know if you can make the cupcake in the cup itself.

This is how they look now:


I colored one to see how it looks and they look really good... I'll post photo once I'm done tomorrow. I have an order for Thursday....

**Please excuse me if this cups are not new but they are to me I don't buy them often so I just notice that they changed them I always have gotten the other one and know they don't have them at the store I go to...

misabel99 Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 5:39am
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thanks for the tutorial thumbs_up.gif

korensmommy Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 4:43pm
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Thanks for the wonderful tutorial! Here is a link to my photo:


One thing I learned is not to over fill the cupcakes, better to under fill. It doesn't look right when my cupcakes peek over the top of my nut cup.

cakesmade4u Posted 27 Sep 2009 , 4:19am
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Thanks so cute can't wait to try them.

CutiePieCakes-Ontario Posted 27 Sep 2009 , 4:30am
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I made these for my children's classroom year end party last June. 45 of them took us (DH and myself) a couple of hours to cut and attach the marshmallows ... and we didn't cover them as much as you have - but I think my cups were bigger since they weren't the Wilton nut cups (I got them from a paper supply factory outlet). There were closer to a medium sized cupcake. I was also told that you can hit the marshmallows with a quick blast from a hot hairdryer to 'melt' them a bit.

Took several hours to just colour the cups with red Sharpie pens, too.

I also flavoured the BC with Lorann's butter flavouring. You could smell it when you opened the cake box lids. Mmmmm.

There's a pic in my photos, if you're interested.

Mensch Posted 27 Sep 2009 , 4:32am
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Thanks, that was very generous of you to post this.

sophie691 Posted 27 Sep 2009 , 4:14pm
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how cute!! thanks

ethanriley Posted 27 Sep 2009 , 5:06pm
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Thank you! I can't wait to make these for my son's next party! You are awesome!

alvarezmom Posted 28 Sep 2009 , 7:21pm
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Thanks for the tutorial! These are awesome... Would you mind telling me what you charge for these?

korensmommy Posted 28 Sep 2009 , 7:36pm
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Alvarezmom - I don't know if you want Azterp to answer this question but I can give you my price (and my price for them in the future!) if you are interested.

alvarezmom Posted 28 Sep 2009 , 7:45pm
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I PMed you korensmommy.

The question is for anyone... I've never made them so I am not sure how much time goes into them.

korensmommy Posted 28 Sep 2009 , 7:54pm
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Got it & sent one back!

dhccster Posted 28 Sep 2009 , 8:09pm
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Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to try these!!!

lepmer Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 3:15pm
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These are great! Thanks for sharing!

beckah78 Posted 2 Nov 2009 , 8:40pm
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These are great! I would love to know what anyone charges for these as well.

korensmommy Posted 2 Nov 2009 , 8:47pm
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I charged $3.25 each.

beckah78 Posted 2 Nov 2009 , 11:30pm
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Originally Posted by korensmommy

I charged $3.25 each.

That seems very reasonable! Thanks!

ERdocmom Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 2:59am
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WOW-these are so darn cute!!!! I can't wait to make them.......thank you for sharing your info with everyone!

sunshine4U Posted 26 Nov 2009 , 5:06pm
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OH that is so incredibly cute! This is the perfect solution for my son's birthday party tomorrow... Thank you thank you thank you! icon_smile.gif I so needed something that was still fun, boyish enough and easy to do for a 12-yo party! icon_smile.gif

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