A circus! A circus!

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I was very proud of the way my popcorn cupcakes turned out. The wrappers were a little bigger than I wanted, so I'll tweak those. But I LOVED how the popcorn kernels turned out! I had read everywhere about using mini marshmallows to create the kernels, but felt that was additional cost and time that I, nor the customer wanted to have. Plus, I personally don't think I would want to eat that much marshmallows or pick them off either. So I decided I would just do the best I could with buttercream. I used a really large round tip and piped on the kernels. Then I let them crust, lightly tapped down any pointy peaks. Then I had to take a tool and make the criss cross pattern. This was the most time consuming. I had to wipe off the tool after each kernel, as there was BC on it and then dip it in a cornstarch/powdered sugar mixture. Cause once you push past the crusted outer layer, it of course was soft underneath. There were roughly 30+ kernels on each cupcake times 24 cupcakes! It took about 4 hours total for the cupcakes alone. Then I airbrushed some yellow for the "butter." I will be charging alot more for these if ever asked to make them again!!!
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