How to Make Cute Popcorn Candy Decorations
Do you like popcorn? I guess the bigger question is do you like popcorn candy decorations? In case you don’t know what they are let me help you out.
What is a Popcorn Candy Decoration?
It’s decorations you make with royal icing that look like individual pieces of popcorn. They’re simple to make and are a great way to add decorations to your sugar cookies. You can pipe them on a piece of wax paper or a cookie bag. An Instagram video on Maddie’s Cookie Co. introduced me to piping on a cello bag. The icing doesn’t crater like it sometimes does on wax paper.
I used the cookie bags I had on hand from The Cookie Countess and it really works well. You can cut the bags so one bag will make two pieces to cover the patterns. Then, you can wash them off each time so you don’t waste money using several bags to make your transfers. This plan works and it’s how I’m making my royal icing candy! You’ll see me piping on my bags a lot in the near future.
Let me introduce you to my little popcorn candy decorations. I’ve got another step for those cute little guys that I’ll share in the next few days and I hope your ready to be POPPING with some fun. That’s what I’m hoping these five free popcorn patterns will do for you.
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Royal Icing Colors:
- I used white royal icing for the popcorn candy. If you’d like to use yellow royal icing go for it because they’d be really cute. I wanted some white to show through so the airbrush worked well for what I had in mind. But you do whatever works for you.
Popcorn Free Templates:
- 1 Popcorn Royal Icing Transfer | The Bearfoot Baker
- 2 Popcorn Royal Icing Transfers | The Bearfoot Baker
- 3 Popcorn Royal Icing Transfers | The Bearfoot Baker
- 4 Popcorn Royal Icing Transfers | The Bearfoot Baker
- 5 Popcorn Royal Icing Transfers | The Bearfoot Baker
Airbrush Colors- The Cookie Countess
- The Cookie Countess Counter Cover– I love this! It protects our work surface and it makes clean up nice and fast. Decorate and then roll it up until you decorate cookies again. So simple!
- Foamboard- cut a little larger than a piece of paper and tape the pattern to it. (More information on this is listed below)
- The Cookie Countess Clear Lip and Tape Bags– I piped the popcorn on these bags. It worked great! I normally use wax paper but Maddie’s Cookie Co on Instagram recommended we try cello bags and she is right. Much better than wax paper and I plan on washing them off and using them multiple times. The back of the popcorn is so flat and smooth. Thanks, Maddie for the tip!
- Painters tape
- Tipless Piping Bags
- If you like using decorating tips you can use them with tipless bags. I used PME #1.5 and #2
Follow the video to see how to make these cute little guys! They’re so fun to make!
- Begin by printing the patterns and taping them to a flat surface.
- If you’re looking for an inexpensive base for your royal icing transfers you should check out How to Make Simple Lemon Royal Icing Transfers. I’ll tell you where to get your foam board for one dollar and I’ll show you how I cut mine for a perfect base to make royal icing candy.
- See the extra pieces on the image above? Those are a great base to use with your cello bags. One piece of foam board will make for bases for your transfers so that’s $.25 each. What a deal!
I’m telling you royal icing candy is a great tool for decorating cookies. Let’s say someone wants a large number of sugar cookies and you’re a bit nervous about having enough time to piping them. What do you do? Well, you can pipe a lot of the details before you even bake the cookies. You can make lemons, blueberries, ladybugs, carrots, chocolate chip cookies, and so much more.
If you want to see all of my free Royal IcingTransfer Patterns you can see them here. Do you have a specific pattern in mind? Let me know what it is and I’ll see what I can make for you!
Did I mention how long these things will last? They’ll last a long, long, long time! I make them months in advance and store them in Mason Jars with a lid. It works perfectly as long as you allow the candy decorations to dry completely before you place them in the jar.
2 Popcorn Royal Icing Transfer
- There are five different shapes to help keep your cookies interesting.
- If you’ll notice, there are two different sizes on each template.
- Giving you two different sizes on each template and five different patterns should help you make all the royal icing popcorn candy you want.
- You can use white royal icing and then paint or airbrush your popcorn candy or you can color your royal icing and pipe them the color you want. To me, the airbrush looks pretty cool because you can leave some spaces white to add details.
I hope you enjoy these templates and look out because there is another pattern coming to go with these. Can you guess what it is?