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Easiest way to make fake popcorn?

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Attempting a cake for a movie buff. Making the 6 inch round cake into movie reels and I wanted to put a little container off to the side on the cake board just to add to it the whole theme.
I was going to make the popcorn container out of tylose gumpaste. Let it dry, line it with red stripes and then I wanted to fill it with "fake" popcorn.
What is the easiest way to get his look?
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post #2 of 14
I've made popcorn out of fondant by rolling a small ball, then using a scriber tool ( had a knife shape on one end, a point on the other), I just make 3-4 slices into the ball, then pinch out each section randomly. Then I paint the center with yellow luster dust and viola!

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post #3 of 14
Use mini marshmallows. Cut an X in the top on one and then squeeze the bottom slightly to open the top. I then used a yellow food pen to put a little "butter" on them. This is how I made the popcorn for my circus cake in my pics. Very easy!

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Originally Posted by SpudCake

Use mini marshmallows. Cut an X in the top on one and then squeeze the bottom slightly to open the top. I then used a yellow food pen to put a little "butter" on them. This is how I made the popcorn for my circus cake in my pics. Very easy!

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I did the same but drizzled yellow candy melts lightly over the top.
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post #5 of 14
Elisa Strauss has a tutorial on the satin ice webiste.

http://www.rolledfondant.com/how.htm
post #6 of 14
I bought the fruit flavored mm and picked out all the yellow ones. then, i moistened the end by dipping my finger in water and squished/pinched 2 or 3 regular mini mm to the yellow one. they turned out too cute. I haven't put the picture up yet. Also, as the sit, the shrivel a bit which adds to the texture.
post #7 of 14
Hi, I have used the mini-marshmallows cut with an x in too & worked wonderfully. I used the yellow spray food coloring & then dirzzled yellow cookie icing. It was a great effect! Best of luck with the cake.
post #8 of 14
great tips!
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post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 
My fake popcorn made of marshmallows is working perfectly! Now, how do I get them to stick together in my fake popcorn bag? Any suggestions? I filled the bag with sarah wrap to fill it 95% of the way...now I need to get them to stick together?
post #10 of 14
A dab of water on the marshmallow will make the area sticky.
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post #11 of 14
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I did it! All ready for the cake this weekend. Thanks for all your help! Happy with results for a beginner!
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post #12 of 14
Looks very good. Good job!

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post #13 of 14
Wish I had a picture, but I did popcorn with thick buttercream piping. I squeezed out big sloppy stars in white then went over those (the trick was not being too perfect) and then piped with the large ball tip right in the middle of the stars at different angles. I then took a paint brush and dented in the center of the balls a little with yellow food coloring. Looked just like the real thing! I used it totally around the edges of a Hollywood cake that was due at the last minute and I didn't have time to do fondant.
post #14 of 14
Wish I had a picture, but I did popcorn with thick buttercream piping. I squeezed out big sloppy stars in white then went over those (the trick was not being too perfect) and then piped with the large ball tip right in the middle of the stars at different angles. I then took a paint brush and dented in the center of the balls a little with yellow food coloring. Looked just like the real thing! I used it totally around the edges of a Hollywood cake that was due at the last minute and I didn't have time to do fondant.
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