Box of Popcorn Cupcakes

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Makes 12

You’ll Need

  • Chocolate or vanilla cupcake recipe, or boxed mix
  • White cupcake liners
  • 2 cups vanilla icing
  • 1 large bag of mini marshmallows
  • Yellow food colouring
  • New, clean small paintbrush
  • Red and white cupcake liners

Prep and Cook

  • Prepare cupcakes as per recipe directions using the white cupcake liners, and allow them to cool completely.
  • Using a small spatula, spread a thick layer of icing over the top of the cupcakes.
  • Using scissors, snip the middle of the marshmallows, but don’t cut through completely. You want each marshmallow to remain intact. Twist them a little so each piece looks slightly different.
  • Place the marshmallow 'popcorn' on top of the cupcakes, completely covering the frosting. It should resemble a box of popcorn at this point.
  • Using the food colouring and paintbrush, paint a light coating of “butter” over the marshmallow popcorn. Don’t cover the marshmallows completely, as the white space will more accurately resemble buttered popcorn.
  • Slip the cupcakes into the red and white cupcake liners and set them out on a cake stand or platter.
  • Slipping your finished cupcake into the second liner saves the liner from becoming greasy during the baking process. The extra step ensures a picture-perfect cupcake.


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