Movie Night Popcorn Cake Pops

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When you’re hosting a movie night, chances are you’ll be serving popcorn. Continue the theme with this fun centerpiece.
Makes 1 centerpiece
- White candy coating wafers
- 8 White Cake Pops
- 1 bag unpopped yellow popcorn
- 40 to 45 mini marshmallows, each cut into two pieces (see tip)
Tip: When cutting the marshmallows into two pieces, cut pieces of various sizes. The cake pops will look more like popcorn if the marshmallows are not in perfect halves.
- 8 cake pop sticks
- 8 feet (240cm) red metallic curling ribbon, cut into 12-inch (30 cm) lengths
- 1 popcorn container (about 8 inches/ 120 cm tall)
- 1 Styrofoam block (about 8 by 2 by 2 inches/120 by 5 by 5 cm)

Step 1

Melt 1/4 cup (60 mL) white candy coating wafers and use to attach sticks to cake pops. Freeze cake pops for at least 15 minutes to set. Reserve the remaining candy coating.

Step 2

Add 1 cup (250 mL) white candy coating wafers to the reserved white coating and melt until smooth. Coat cake pops. Immediately arrange marshmallow halves, cut side down, over cake pops, making them look like popcorn. Set in a cake pop stand to dry.

Step 3

Tie a length of ribbon in a knot around each cake pop stick. Slide the knots up to just below the cake pops. Use a scissors blade to curl the ribbons.

Step 4

Measure the dimensions of the popcorn container and trim the Styrofoam to fit snugly and be about 1 inch (2.5 cm) shorter than the container. Place Styrofoam in the container and cover it with unpopped popcorn. Push the cake pop sticks into the Styrofoam, arranging the cake pops decoratively.

Step 5

Excerpted from "The Big Book of Babycakes™ Cake Pop Maker Recipes" by Kathy Moore and Roxanne Wyss © 2012 All rights reserved: May not be reprinted without publisher permission.

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