2.06.2013

Popcorn Cupcakes

Hey, who likes cupcakes?!

Well, I hope you guys do because this is my second cupcake post this week!

In case you missed the first one, check it out here.  In it, the talented Lauren from Much Ado About Somethin' teaches us how to frost gorgeous cupcakes for Valentine's Day.

 My cupcakes are a little less gorgeous, a little more gimmicky, but a huge hit with the kids:


I made them for my daughter's "Red Carpet" themed 12th birthday party last weekend.

After the kids "walked the red carpet" and had their pictures taken at the photo booth (read more about that here), they had dinner and cupcakes.  Sticking with the Hollywood/movie theme, we decided to make "popcorn cupcakes."

My daughter pinned this image which led to this recipe.  I was pleased to discover that the cupcakes were super-easy in addition to being super-cute.  (Definitely one of my favorite combinations!)

Basically you make yellow cupcakes with vanilla frosting.  I made mine from scratch but you could easily make them from a box with a can of frosting.

Then you take miniature marshmallows and cut them with a small pair of clean scissors.  (Don't cut all the way through.)  After that make a second cut, criss-crossing the first, so the marshmallow bursts open (kind of like a popped kernel of corn).

You end up with a bowl full of faux popcorn.  (My daughters thought they kind of looked like molars.)


Next wrap your cupcakes in the popcorn wrappers.  I ordered the wrappers from LollipopParty's Etsy Shop and I highly recommend them.  I have purchased cupcake wrappers in the past that wouldn't stay closed and it was really frustrating.  These held up beautifully and I would not hesitate to buy from her again.  

After your cupcakes are wrapped, sprinkle in some marshmallows to cover up the frosting.

For your final step you are going to paint on the "butter" (yellow food coloring) with a pastry brush.  (I watered down my food coloring a little bit so it wasn't too yellow.)


And that's it!


It really couldn't be much easier.


Of course I have no idea how I'm going to to top these next year but I'm sure my daughter will figure something out...


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38 comments:

  1. Two cupcake posts in one week is a GOOD WEEK. :) These are fantastic!! I love the popcorn you made. So cute. That's the perfect cake/decoration for the awesome party you threw.

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  2. Those are ADORABLE. I wouldn't have thought to add butter using yellow food coloring. That's brilliant. What a sweet party with incredible details.

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  3. Oh, they are great and original! I feel that you have given us two presents with these two posts. Thank you :)

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    1. Aww, Vero, you're always so sweet! Thanks :)

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  4. Well that is brilliant and you pulled the cupcakes off absolutely flawlessly. It sounds like the whole party was a hit!!

    xox
    Bailey
    http://akabailey.blogspot.com

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  5. Pinning now. LOVE this idea, the idea of "butter" is a wee bit gross, but I'm over it since I know there is frosting under there:)

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  6. Such a fun idea, Elena! It's no wonder the kids loved them! :)

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  7. Are you kidding me? These are so cute. Great idea!

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  8. I had no idea those were so easy to make. And they're just too adorable. I'm feeling like I should find a way to crash your next party!

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  9. Definitely pinning! Love your tutorial! I make cupcakes for a living and my husband has been telling me that I need to make some like this sometime but I just haven't had a chance to check them out! I am glad I ran into you on the Pin Party at Diana Rambles!

    Thanks for the great post!

    Shelley piggyinpolkadots.com

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    1. Ooh! A professional cupcake maker? Sounds like a great life! Off to check out your blog now. :)

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  10. These crack me up! How fun! Pinned! ~Kelly @ Eyes on the Source

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  11. These are SOOO adorable!! Love how creative they are! Thanks for sharing this at my Pin Me Linky Party.

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  12. OMG, these are so cute. Just pinned and tweeted and will share on Facebook! :)

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  13. So adorable and actually look like something i could make!

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  14. These are super cute! Pinning. :)

    Newest follower! Would love for you to follow back at toddlindsey.com

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  15. These are super fun! have to do these for my kids! Thanks for sharing with us again this week at Monday funday!

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  16. ADORABLE!LOVE them! Smiles, Jill

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  17. Popcorn cupcakes - yes, please!! These look phenomenal. I want to have a movie night and serve these - so cute.

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  18. Congratulations! This post is featured over at Diana Rambles today and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest. Please grab a featured button off my sidebar or via the link under the features. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

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  19. Hi from your newest follower :)

    these really are fab, will be giving these a go for the Oscars later this month :)

    Shel @ Sweet Petite

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    1. Thanks! I'm following you too. Love the Friends cookies!

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  20. hi, i'm following the "clever chicks" blog hop. i would love for you to visit my blog and follow if you like it.

    http://www.blackinkpaperie.blogspot.com

    thanks
    new follower bev

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  21. These are adorable! I just love them. Thanks for sharing at I Made It! Monday. Can't wait to see what you link up this week.

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  22. Okay, that is just so darling! Seriously. This was the best ever birthday party ever. I will never, ever let my daughter read your blog. Otherwise she will dart me mean looks for not creating such fabulousness for her!

    :) Linda

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  23. These look incredible and I had no idea they were that easy to make! Thanks for posting the tutorial. These cupcakes would be great for a circus or carnival party too :-)

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  24. So fun! What a great idea! Wouldn't it be perfect for a movie watching party?

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  25. hate the feeling that ur not in philippines. i want to buy these from u for my baby shower :((

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    1. No, I'm afraid I'm in the US. But I promise they're easy to make!

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  26. I am so glad that you visited my blog so that I could find yours! These are ADORABLE! :) Can't wait to browse through more of your posts!!

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  27. I'm the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your project! (And I am dying to try them myself!) You can see your cupcakes here:

    http://funfamilycrafts.com/popcorn-cupcakes/

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, we'd love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a wonderful project idea!

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  28. These are just the coolest, Elena. I was fooled for sure, it looks so much like popcorn! Love 'em ~ Amy

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