Happy National Popcorn Day! Yes, it's another food holiday, one of many.
The Caramel Popcorn Crunch by blogger The Cupcaketologist via Flickr - "Victoria sponge cupcakes, a good neutral base camp for any extraordinarily sweet adventure, topped with vanilla bean buttercream, mountains of caramel pecan popcorn and caramel waterfalls poured from the peaks."
burnt caramel sugar frosting with salty popcorn on top, as seen at New York City bakery Butter Lane
by Oh So Beautiful Paper
Caramel popcorn cupcakes by Melbourne, Australia's Sugadeaux Cupcakes via Flickr - "Brown sugar caramel cake with "movie popcorn butter" frosting topped with caramel popcorn pieces."
more caramel popcorn cupcakes! (they're popular) These are by blogger 6 Bittersweets, who also has the recipe for you.
a set of popcorn cupcakes for movie night by blogger Hoosier Homemade, via Flickr
from 2008, sweet and salty chocolate popcorn Obama cupcakes by Ohio's Main Street Cupcakes
popcorn cupcakes by Amy's Chicagoland Cupcakes via Flickr
mini popcorn cupcakes for a school class by death by cupcake on Flickr
and last but not least by C&C Cakery in Vancouver (they've got the recipe!), this one is The Cinecittà Italiano, which means "Basil, Lemon, and Olive Oil cakes with Balsamic Vinegar Whipped Cream and Balsamic Olive Oil Popcorn"
There are even fondant popcorn cupcake toppers for sale by Etsy seller KraftyKakes!
And from Karen Tack and Alan Richardson, authors of bestselling cupcake cookbooks Hello, Cupcake! and What's New, Cupcake? and the about-to-be-released Cupcakes, Cookies & Pie, Oh, My! (we'll be featuring that cookbook soon), as well as cupcake decorating workshop leaders on our Cupcake Cruise to Bermuda in August, a video about how to make your own popcorn cupcakes! Visit them at hellocupcakebook.com and follow them @whatsnewcupcake on Twitter for the latest news.