Cake Batter Popcorn

cake batter popcorn

I made this popcorn a couple of times last summer whenever Lucas and I went to outdoor movies together (we both have major sweet-tooths). It’s pretty simple, the one real issue is making sure that the white chocolate doesn’t clump or burn, and very delicious (as long as you like white chocolate). That being said, my roommate would disagree, mostly because she hates color, sugar, fun, and happiness.

birthday cake popcorn

Ingredients (so simple!)

  • Popcorn
  • White chocolate or almond bark squares
  • Rainbow sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Pop your popcorn and separate out unpopped kernels. I stupidly bought microwave popcorn, momentarily forgetting that we don’t actually have a microwave in our new apartment. If you’re also handicapped, don’t worry, you can pop popcorn in a room pot on the stove top, just add a little oil and make sure to shake the corn and watch it carefully.
  2. Melt the white chocolate. You can either melt in the microwave (although you have to be very watchful) or create a double boiler on your stove top. To make a double boiler, heat up a pot of water and place a bowl (metal or glass works fine) on top of the pot. As the water heats up and begins to gently boil, place the chopped up chocolate in the bowls.
  3. Toss the popcorn in the white chocolate. Once the chocolate is fully melted, toss the popcorn and chocolate together in a bowl, and spread over waxed paper. Before the chocolate dries, sprinkle the popcorn liberally with sprinkles.
  4. Break and serve the popcorn. To speed up drying time, put your popcorn in the fridge or freezer. Once it’s hardened, break apart the popcorn and put it either in bowls to serve or bags to store. Enjoy!

birthday cake popcorn
I made this batch to serve at my housewarming party as a cute, sweet snack and took the leftovers to see Wall-E as an outdoor movie on Monday night. I love how sweet it is – and how happy the rainbow sprinkles make me feel.

birthday cake popcorn

Cheers,

Ginny

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Happiness is…(saying goodbye)

hedgehog bread

Living in a new city can make you miss the little things you cherished back home. I’ll miss all the quaint, local shops I’ve come to love over the years (including Witherspoon Bread Company’s adorable hedgehog bread pictured above), but I also know this is just another opportunity to discover new places to love.

orchids duke gardens

These orchids are from one of the last trips Lucas and I took together before our respective moves. We visited Duke Farms, a beautiful old estate in New Jersey that now serves as a model of local environmental stewardship. If you ever visit (and you should), make sure to bring a bike. It’s over 2,000 acres of rolling country filled with fountains, sculptures, greenhouses and nature trails.

mint pumps

Part of moving meant that I had to sort through literal tons of clothing that I’ve hoarded over the years. Most were either garbage or donation ready, but every once in a while I would find hidden treasure, like these beige and mint polka dot/heart pumps that probably haven’t seen the light of day since sophomore year of high school.

I love that this move has given me opportunity to sort both literally and physically through my past and dream about my future.

Cheers,

Ginny