Here is a easy to make cupcake for any occasion. I love trying new cake, cookie and cupcake recipes. I had been wanting to try these popcorn cupcakes for awhile and this week I had the chance to make them. I enjoy baking new things and then sending them to work with my husband so I don’t keep to much temptation in the house.
These were easy to make and look too cute! All you need is:
yellow food coloring
small artist brush
First bake your cupcakes. I used a doctored cake box mix. I always add an extra egg, use milk instead of water and add a box of instant pudding to any mix. I did not fill the liner but about half way, I did not want tall cupcakes since the icing needs height for the “popcorn”.
While the cupcakes are baking take your marshmallows and cut them half with a knife, then pinch one end back together. This will give you a popped popcorn look. It is not hard although it did take while to make enough for 24 cupcakes.
After your cupcakes have cooled. Pipe on icing or you can just use a spatula, looks don’t matter here. You do need some height to your icing, to achieve a bowl full of popcorn. Sorry I forgot to take a photo of this step.
Next put your marshmallow popcorn on the icing. Take your yellow food coloring mixed with water and using a small artist brush, brush on the “butter”. Finally, I used red and white stripped scrapbook paper cut into strips to wrap around cupcake liner to create a popcorn container look.