Let me just start this post by admitting that I am stuffing my face with popcorn between sentences as I type this. No shame.
After making a circus birthday themed set all day and watching my popcorn cookies come to life, I developed an intense craving for super buttery popcorn. I guess that means I succeeded at making realistic, crave-worthy popcorn cookies!
To start, I made the popcorn box. Since they’re just simple stripes, you can flood in all white and paint the red stripes, airbrush the stripes with a stencil, or pipe the colors separately, as I did.
Then I piped one layer of popcorn. I kept the icing thick and lightly mixed in some of the golden yellow icing that I used for the rest of the set. This just added a light buttery color while keeping some of the popcorn white.
After letting that dry, I dusted the popcorn with brown petal dust. I didn’t realize until I used the petal dust that the color I chose had some gold reflex in it. If you can find some without the gold, I would use that instead. I added some more dust in some of the grooves while lightly adding shadows around the edges of other pieces.
Next, I added more popcorn, let it dry again, and added more petal dust.
Once the popcorn was all dry again, I painted a tiny amount of a golden yellow in some areas to add a little more butter. (Because let’s be real, everyone loves extra butter on their popcorn.) Before the color dried, a diffused it with a clean paint brush.
There you have it! Ultra buttery, toasty, (fake) popcorn! Now go grab yourself a bag of real popcorn, you know you want to!