Popcorn Cupcakes

These popcorn cupcakes are so cute and since they are made from mini cupcakes they are the perfect snack size - very similar to real popcorn! I found I kept going back to grab another one as a small treat :) I hope you enjoy them too! 

These are great for a movie themed party, perhaps a movie marathon, the Oscars or the Grammys, or any time! 

Do you want to make these cupcakes for your next party? Here's how you can!

What you will need:  

  • Yellow cake mix
  • Eggs, water, oil (items to make cake mix with - check your box) 
  • Whipped white frosting
  • White mini marshmallows
  • Yellow mini marshmallows (they come in the multi-colored pack) 
  • White mini cupcake liners
  • Mini cupcake pan

Here are the instructions:

  1. Bake the mini cupcakes according to package directions.  
  2. Let the cupcakes cool completely, if you don't the frosting will melt off your cupcakes.  
  3. Frost your mini cupcakes with white frosting.  
  4. It will take two marshmallows to make each popcorn kernel. Take one mini marshmallow and cut it in to thirds across the round side, not the end.  
  5. Arrange the marshmallow you cut in to thirds in to three 'leafs', touching in the center.  
  6. Using a piping bag and a small tip (I used a size 4) put a small dab of white frosting in the center of the three marshmallow 'leafs'.   (Click here for a tutorial on how to use a piping bag and tip)
  7. Put one complete mini marshmallow in the center of the three 'leafs' to make one popcorn kernel.  
  8. You will want 4 to 5 popcorn kernels per mini cupcake. Make as many popcorn kernels as you will need, remembering to make both white and yellow kernels.  
  9. Attach the popcorn kernels to your cupcake - they will stick because you frosted the top of your mini cupcakes already with white frosting.  

I hope you enjoy this recipe!

You can download the instructions to make these cupcakes here.