Sunday, January 4, 2009

Popcorn Cupcakes

One of my new friends requested a popcorn cupcake. Must love Google typed it right in and here we go. Now technically it's not a Cupcake Cake, but it is one cool looking cupcake. Now a girl that loves frosting, I'm missing it Mini Marshmallows just aren't' the same. Ok, Ok I guess to make it look like popcorn can't we find some royal icing ... LOL.

The fun part is they give you directions on how to make it, yup I'll just go whip those right up. There may be a few finger pokes, and it might be a little overcooked but hey it might like something like this picture. Ok yes I've totally lost it, but isn't it a fun ride :).
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

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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 shown.

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

I love how they make it sound so easy, just cut mini marshmallow ... and a little yellow food coloring! Yup I'll whip that up right now ;). Ok if you do this, which I now Chef E can rock that I so want a picture!

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Adrienne said...

This is crazy, but really cool too. I also love cupcake cakes. My daughter used a form for the grandbaby bday last month, it turned out eh.

Chef E said...

I will have to tell Donna you posted this! I bet you could 'whip' one right up with caramel corn on top...*nudge* and I expect you to get right on it girl! *E Screams at Alexis boys* guys leave mom alone she has some baking to do!

Chef E said...

Okay, sorry *E softly says to Alexis boys* :) I am not a screamer, just loud...

Alexis said...

E you have to scream to fit in around here, yup no problem I'll whip those right up. Just don't wait for them ... LOL

Photonuts said...

Alexis- was not quite what I had in mind, but it is cute! Did E tell you she ate my gift the other night? Caramel Popcorn with chocolate drizzle, we laughed, cause she could not post about it after eating it all, lol

Debra said...

Photonuts - rumor has it that she had help eating all that.......ha,ha!

Chef E said...

Now I have cleared that one up...Okay, I am a sweet'aholic... with my scotch while relaxing!