Popcorn Cupcakes Easy Enough for Any Kitchen-Challenged Mom

Popcorn CupcakesHow cute are these popcorn cupcakes? I'm already planning a movie night or party for my kids in my head just so I can make them. At first glance they look like popcorn, but they're really delicious cupcakes in disguise.

The best part is that they're ridiculously easy to make. Seriously, I'm not the craftiest person by any means, but these I can handle. You start with regular old cupcakes and icing (buy a box if you want to make your life easier), then add a few special touches as described by Spoonful. And viola, picture-perfect treats. Movie night, anyone?


Popcorn Cupcakes

1 baked cupcake
White icing
40 mini marshmallows (white or pastel yellow and white)
Yellow food coloring (optional)
Clean paintbrush
White construction paper
Blue and red markers

Frost the cupcake with white icing. To create each piece of "popcorn," cut one mini marshmallow in half and squish the two pieces back together into a whole mini marshmallow, pinching firmly. Pile the finished popcorn onto the frosted cupcake.

For a buttery look, either dilute a drop of yellow food coloring in water and brush it on with a clean paintbrush or mix pastel yellow marshmallows in with the white.

To make the band, cut a strip of construction paper about 1 1/4 inches by 8 inches, or to fit your cupcake, and decorate as part of a popcorn box.

If you're creating many cupcakes, design just one band and color photocopy it. Wrap the band around the cupcake and secure with tape.

Note: You can also buy some popcorn boxes and arrange them in there as pictured. Stuff the bottom of the box with marshmallows or real popcorn! 

Image via carabou/Flickr 

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