How Do I Make Fake Popcorn?

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How Do I Make Fake Popcorn?
Making fake popcorn is easy. (popcorn image by Ewe Degiampietro from

If you're baking a cake for a movie buff, you might like a bag of popcorn to be the centrepiece of your design. Real popcorn will quickly go stale, so you'll want to construct a fake variety.

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Take a piece of fondant and roll it into small balls, then use a knife to cut several slits in each ball and pinch together to form the distinctive popcorn shape. Either use pale yellow fondant or paint with yellow food colouring. For extra authenticity, sprinkle with Luster Dust.


Take a packet of mini marshmallows and cut an X shape on top of each one with a slightly heated knife, then squeeze the bottom slightly and colour using food colouring spray. To add "butter," drip on bright yellow frosting.


Make a batch of very thick buttercream and pipe popcorn shapes onto a sheet of greaseproof paper. Allow to harden. For added authenticity, dot with dark brown food colouring.

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