Here's a little tutorial on how to make fondant popcorn and a popcorn box!
To make the popcorn box I bought rice crispy treats instead of making them. This saved me alot of time!
Next, I formed the rice crispy treats into a ball by pressing them firmly together.
I used a popcorn box that I already had as a template and formed the popcorn ball into the shape of the box. You can also use fondant smoothers to help flatten the sides, or press it against a flat surface. I went ahead and inserted the dowel into it so that it would go onto the cake properly. You could do this at the end also.
Press the center of he box down and then form the curved edges using your finger or a round object. This doesn't have to be absolutely perfect, since we will also use the fondant to form the edges.
Unfortunately I do not have photos of me covering the popcorn container (the phone rang and I forgot to take them, sorry!) but I will do my best to describe how I did it.
Cut strips of white fondant that are at least 1/4" thick (this will cover the rice crispies without having them show through). You will need four pieces that will cover the entire sides. I did this by laying the form onto the fondant I had rolled out and cut it to fit.
Adhere each side separately and be sure to press it flat onto the bottom and top. press seams of all pieces together on the edges and then use a flat surface or fondant smoothers to smooth the fondant.
Using a ruler, I marked off stripes on the side so I would have something to follow when I painted the red striping on.
Mix together red gel color and flavor extract to paint on the stripes.
NOW FOR THE POPCORN:
First color white fondant with a small amount of yellow. You do not have to completely mix it in, this will give it that buttered popcorn look.
Next, roll out three different size balls. These should be imperfect since no popcorn kernel is the same. I highly recommend having some real popcorn sitting in front of you to look at and also to snack on!
Press the small balls of fondant into the large piece using a rounded tool. Flatten out sides to make it look more realistic.
Use an exacto knife or any kitchen knife to make lines or indentions.
This is what it should look like when you are done with the previous steps.
Mix together butter extract and brown gel color to make a light brown (here mine was a little to dark, so I lightened it up by adding more extract).
Paint the center of all the kernels to make them look like the real thing!
Here is what your final product will look like! Hope this tutorial helped!!