Popcorn Cupcakes

Do you have a movie night activity or party coming up? I discovered these adorable sweet treats on Kari Sweeten’s Blog who found them on this blog!  Don’t you just love the internet?

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Tell me these don’t look like tiny tubs of popcorn. I can wait to have a movie night so I can make them. 🙂

How to Make Adorable Popcorn Cupcakes:

Bake your favorite cupcake recipe right in the striped baking cups. The ones I used came from The Tomkat Studio Shop and were ideal for the job. The paper of the cup is sturdy, so you don’t need to use a cupcake tin and thick enough that even the darkest chocolate cupcakes didn’t mar the look of the red and white stripes.

Once the cupcakes have baked and cooled, paint the tops of the cupcakes with corn syrup.


Arrange the mini marshmallows on the sticky domes of the cupcakes, packing them tightly so that as little of the cupcake shows as possible.

Place the marshmallow-topped cupcakes back in the oven, but this time under the broiler. Only for a few seconds, though! Watch the cupcakes very carefully. You’re looking for the marshmallows to puff and brown slightly.

Sit back, enjoy & let the compliments roll in.


Tom Kat Designs Red and White Baking Cups

  • Your Favorite Cake Batter
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Corn Syrup
  • Broiler