Cupcake Tuesday ~ Goin’ to the Movies


Welcome to Cupcake Tuesday!   If you are new here, grab a cup of tea or a glass of milk and enjoy a cupcake!

My oldest son, Andrew, works at our local movie theatre. He started working a couple years ago at the theatre in our town, then they closed and moved him to the theatre at a nearby city. Then our local theatre was purchased and so, he is back working locally. In celebration of the opening, Andrew wanted me to create some movie cupcakes. With his help, I came up with some cute Goin’ to the Movies cupcakes.

Once again, I headed to my favorite cupcake decorators, Alan and Karen, from What’s New, Cupcake and Hello, Cupcake books. They created the Popcorn Cupcakes in the Hello, Cupcake book. I started with that for inspiration, and expanded on it a bit.

You will need white and yellow mini marshmallows to create the popcorn. Lay the marshmallow on it’s side and cut each one into thirds, flatten slightly with your fingers and place in a cloverleaf like shape onto a tray or board. Then take another whole marshmallow, dab a small amount of frosting onto one end, and attach to the cloverleaf marshmallows, making sure to connect them all together. I used 3 yellow and 4 white popcorn pieces.


Casey was my helper! Frost your cupcake with Buttercream Frosting, place each of the popcorn pieces randomly on top. I added Buttered Popcorn flavored Jelly Belly Jelly Beans also, placing them in between the marshmallows.

I created the Movie Film cupcake with black licorice that I bought already rolled up. I found them at Albanese Confectionery Store. I unrolled it a little, then placed it on the cupcake, winding it up and down to make it look like Movie Film. I secured it with toothpicks and placed it in the fridge to set up.

Now for the drink, this one was the most challenging. I could see in my head how I wanted it to look, but couldn’t quite make it look that way.

I started by stacking 2 cupcakes on top of each other, then placed them into a paper cup. I tinted Buttercream Frosting to make it look like Soda, using Wilton Brown Icing Color and piped it on with my Wilton #2A Round Tip. I was trying to make it look bubbly. Then I added a bendable straw.


Now for the cupcake wrappers…several years back while looking around at a “junk” store, you know the kind, you name it – they got it :-) Anyway, I came across this huge stack of popcorn boxes, and thought it would be fun to have them for Goin’ to the Movies, even if it was just at home. They were only $1, so I snatched them up and held onto them, knowing someday…they would come in handy. Today was the day ;-)

I started with a pattern that I found on the Paper Glitter Blog. I downloaded the pattern, cut it out and used it as a template to cut out the popcorn wrappers. If you haven’t seen Linnette’s work, please take a minute and browse around, she has lots of Free printables and works on lots of fun projects with SimplyNabiki. You will be seeing lots more of Paper Glitter at our Blog Frog Launch!

This post linked to:

~Made By You Mondays hosted by Skip To My Lou

~Weekend Wrap Up Party hosted by Tatertots and Jello

-Show and Tell hosted by Blue Cricket Design

And don’t forget to leave your questions for the authors of the What’s New Cupcake? book! They’ll be answering them soon, during the upcoming cupcake video series!

Now it’s your turn! Please share your cupcake or muffin recipe! For the guidelines, you can visit Cupcake Tuesday.

Please be sure to link back to this post, so that your readers can see all the yummy creations and visit some (or all) of the other participants.


  1. Janna says:

    Nice Job!
    .-= Janna´s last blog ..Top Ten Reasons to Love Mabel’s Labels =-.

  2. Lauren says:

    Too freaking cute! For some reason I was thinking about popcorn cupcakes…..Anywho, sorry about not putting your button up last week. I went on a linky party rampage and didn’t post the buttons! Shame on me. Not like I don’t love your cute cupcake button regardless!
    .-= Lauren´s last blog ..Mint-Filled Brownie Cupcakes =-.

  3. Isabel says:

    Omgosh….i can’t tell you how much i enjoy getting your blog posts by email in the morning! It makes me smile to see what you’ve come up with!
    .-= Isabel´s last blog ..22 of 100 =-.

  4. I love Karen and Alan!! I am so excited that they are going to be at the next Iron Cupcake: Milwaukee challenge doing a demonstration!! I can’t wait!!!

  5. These are awesome! Probably my favorite cupcakes of your yet.
    .-= Hallee the Homemaker´s last blog ..Ree Drummond – Spider Slayer =-.

  6. Well if these aren’t just the most clever cupcakes I have seen! You definitely have a gift for cupcakes !
    .-= Tammy @ Not Just Paper and Glue´s last blog ..Biscuit Pancakes =-.

  7. malia says:

    incredibly creative and inspiring… thanks! i’m your newest follower on twitter (-:

  8. Paula says:

    These are so neat and I’m sure a lot of work went into the making of them. Thanks for posting!

  9. Tracy says:

    Too cute! You did a fantastic job! As much as I love to bake and create all kinds of cakes, I just never think to make cupcakes. Seeing your emails everyday is making me reconsider.

    ~ Tracy
    .-= Tracy´s last blog ..Artfully Graced Coastal Paintings Giveaway! =-.

  10. Wowzers…these are absolutely darling!! I especially love the popcorn!
    .-= Amy @ Positively Splendid´s last blog ..Beguiling blossoms (a metal flower tutorial) =-.

  11. Love your movie cupcakes…so cute!!!
    .-= Inspired2cook´s last blog ..Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins =-.

  12. those are so cute, how fun!! I can’t wait to try those…
    .-= pamela ponder´s last blog ..MY SON GOT AN AWARD FOR BEING A GREAT CITIZEN!! (helping a lady from a pitt bull attack =-.

  13. Those are adorable! I may have to try those out for our next movie night!

    .-= Michelle & Maria´s last blog ..Signs of Spring =-.

  14. Hy, thanks for visiting my blog, hope you’ll come back again. I made a quick look to your blog….like it.
    .-= Mädchen für alles´s last blog ..Romantičen nakit =-.

  15. Kelli says:

    I love the popcorn cupcakes! I never even though of using yellow marshmallows:)
    .-= Kelli´s last blog ..Placemat Pillow Tutorial =-.

  16. angie says:

    your cupcakes look great very creative and what talent
    .-= angie´s last blog ..Keep Your Spirits Up Giveaway =-.

  17. OMGosh!!! These cupcakes are amazing.

    And Cupcake Tuesday sounds like fun, too! I tried to join in but my page isn’t cooperating today so I’ll try again another time.
    .-= Music and Movie Treasures By Brenda´s last blog ..Are You Looking For Anne of Green Gables? =-.

  18. I was just so amazed by your cupcakes that I could NOT resist adding them to my Facebook Movies Fanpage, Music and Movie Treasures at . Your cupcakes are definitely movie related! I’ve tweeted about them, as well.
    .-= Music and Movie Treasures By Brenda´s last blog ..Are You Looking For Anne of Green Gables? =-.

  19. Amanda Fry says:

    So cute! I absolutely LOVE these! The popcorn ones are the best!

  20. jenjen says:

    Hi Liz — I love those!!!!

    I am so sorry – I am having technical difficulties with this new linky. I got the sizes figured out, but since you linked up at the smaller size your picture is not showing up clearly, can you reenter your link one more time???. I am SO sorry!


  21. Jamie says:

    How cute are those! I want to eat one now! I’d love for you to link those up

  22. Connie Weiss says:

    Brillant! I just saw that cupcake cookbook yesterday and I almost bought it!
    .-= Connie Weiss´s last blog ..Focus on the Family: May 2010 =-.

  23. SO CUTE!! Never eva would I have thought to make a popcorn cupcake. These will be awesome for home movie nights. Thanks so much for sharing!!
    .-= Sweet Little Smoothie´s last blog ..Projects! =-.

  24. Joni says:

    These are really great! I would like to make them! Joni


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