Friday, June 25, 2010

Cupcake Carnival: Stephanie Lynn from Under the Table and Dreaming

Hello Cupcake Lovers!
I'm Stephanie Lynn from
Under the Table and Dreaming

I'm so excited to be participating in
Kimberly's Cupcake Carnival!

I love to take a theme and run with it for my little guy's birthday parties. For his second year bash we held a Carnival Extraordinaire {here} and of course we had to have a themed cupcake to go along with the festivities; What carnival isn't complete without some popcorn!

These are very simple and easy to put together and they don't require any special decorating skills, I promise!

You want to begin with a cupcake of your choice. I used a large cupcake pan to bake my cupcakes, however, these can be made with any flavor batter or size pan. {Dare I even say, store bought cupcakes would work too!}. You want to ice your cupcake with any type of white frosting, preferably creating a swirl mound. This will give height to your popcorn pile.

To create the 'popcorn' you will need {1} mini marshmallows as shown in photo above. {2} Using a knife cut the marshmallow in half. {3} Squish the two cut halves back together at one end. You will need quite a bit to cover a batch of cupcakes so while your cupcakes are baking you can work on this step and place them in a ziploc until you are ready to decorate.

Working in a random pattern, begin placing the prepared marshmallows onto your cupcake. The icing will hold them in place. You want to make sure you cover as much icing as possible, leaving as little of space possible between each piece.

To add a 'butter' effect to the popcorn, take a tiny bit of water, add two drops of yellow food coloring and mix well.

Using a paint brush {preferably not the ones you have already used crafting =)} lightly brush on the water mixture to your marshmallows.

I found a neat red and white striped scrapbooking paper at my local craft store which I used to make simple wrappers to cover the cupcake liners. I cut the paper into strips {wide enough to cover the entire cupcake liner} and taped the ends together to create a circle. You want the circle to be the circumference of the top of the cupcake; where the liner meets the cupcake. This will allow the cupcake to nicely fit into the wrapper and only expose the 'popcorn' top.

Yummy Goodness!

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend ~ Stop by and say 'Hi' if you get a chance!
I'll show you how to put together these cute stands =) Enjoy!
Thank you so much Kimberly for letting me celebrate Cupcakes with you and your readers!

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Yoga Gal said...

Girl, I am consistently wowed by your creativity! :D

Debilou~Mississippi Mama said...

Stephanie those look great,, never would've thought they were put together so easily. Thanks for sharing.

Amber said...

So stinking cute!! I just found your blog and I've been enjoying it! Love all the cupcakes.


Cap Creations said...

This is so cool how you made the popcorn! Awesome! Thanks for sharing the how to!

shannon i olson said...

Fabulous!!!! Absolutely love these!

Kendra Goodrich said...

I love it! This is one I'm definately going to have to try!

Becky Jean said...

They look yummy!

The Monster & I said...

This is such an awesome idea! I think I'm gonna start planning my son's next year's bday party cuz this idea is too cute to not execute! Thanks for the tips!!

Kristen Duke Photography said...

Really ,really cute idea ! I'll have to give it a whirl. (found you from the friendly friday link up)


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