Movie Theatre Popcorn Bucket Cake

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Movie Theatre Popcorn Bucket Cake



What better way to enjoy Oscar night then with awesome looking and delicious Movie Theme Cake?
Cake that looks like a Movie Theatre Popcorn Bucket….a cake that’s sure to impress everyone around….
I made this Popcorn Bucket Cake for my son’s school Movie Night fundraiser and figured what better time to share it with you then the day of the Oscars.





To make Movie Theatre Popcorn Bucket cake you can bake your favorite cake….. I made Triple Layer Chocolate Cake with White Chocolate & Cream Cheese Frosting…..make sure you bake your cake night before.
Ingredients for Chocolate Cake:

  • 2 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 cups Buttermilk
  • 2/3 cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce (or oil)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Egg White
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract

STEP 1: Preheat oven to 350F.Grease and flour 3 – 8″ cake pans.

STEP 2: In a bowl whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt.

STEP 3: In another bowl whisk together buttermilk, applesauce, eggs, egg white and vanilla.

STEP 4: Combine flour mixture with buttermilk mixture.Divide the cake batter into 3 cake pans.

STEP 5: Bake for 40 minutes or until cake tester or toothpick comes out clean.

STEP 6: Cool in cake pans for 5 minutes and then move them onto cooling rack and allow then completely cool down.

STEP 7: When cakes are cool wrap them individually in plastic wrap and let sit in the fridge overnight.





Ingredients for White Chocolate & Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 1/2lb. Icing Sugar
  • 12 oz Cream Cheese (softened)
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 3 Tbsp Milk
  • 1/4 cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 6 oz White Chocolate (melted)
  • 1 Tbsp Clear Vanilla Extract

STEP 1: In a large bowl or stand up mixer beat together cream cheese, butter and icing sugar until fluffy. Add vanilla extract.

STEP 2: In a microwave safe bowl melt white chocolate (about 40 seconds) until smooth and completely melted. Set aside and allow it cool a bit.

STEP 3: When chocolate is cool to the touch beat it into cream cheese mixture. Slowly add milk and corn syrup. Beat until you have nice and fluffy frosting.Cool frosting little before filling the cake.



Movie Theatre Popcorn Bucket Cake



Now it’s time to assemble the cake……
STEP 1: Unwrap individual cakes. Cut the top of two of them to make them nice and flat. Leave the third cake with little muffin top.

STEP 2: Use 2/3 of the white chocolate frosting to attach the three cakes together….make sure the muffin top is the top layer.

STEP 3: Lightly frost the sides of the cake. Put away the remaining frosting.Place cake in a freezer for at least two hours.





Ingredients for Decorating Popcorn Bucket Cake:

STEP 1: Roll out white fondant to 1/4″ thickness. Cut out strip to go around the cake.Make sure you get your cake measurements correctly.

STEP 2: Place the fondant strip around the cake and smooth it out.

STEP 3: Spread white chocolate frosting on top of the cake creating little bump. Keep some of the frosting for making ribbons around the cake.

STEP 4: Color remaining fondant with red food color.(I didn’t add enough cause I was in a hurry and I ended up with pink fondant so I had to use additional red coloring to paint the stripes).

STEP 5: Cut out red stripes and red oval and attach them to the white fondant by brushing gently the bottom side with water.

STEP 6: Use black food writer pen to write Popcorn in the middle of the oval.

STEP 7: Cover the top of the cake with Crunch ‘n Munch.

STEP 8: Using piping bag make white ribbon or trim around the bottom and top of the cake.


There you have it…..nothing to it and it looks impressive…..






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