Rainbow popcorn DIY


Rainbow popcorn makes a fun cake topper and is really quick to make. It also looks pretty in a jar or could be bagged up to make wedding favours.


  • 180g popped sweet popcorn (we used a box of microwave popcorn from the petrol station as this was an unplanned project), still warm if possible
  • 180g caster sugar
  • 3tbsp water
  • 2tbsp golden syrup
  • a few drops of four different food colourings

Set the oven to 170 degrees (fan)

So dissolve the sugar and syrup in the water over a medium heat. When it's smooth quickly share it between four large bowls and add a drop of different colouring to each. Stir to get an even colour and then tip a quarter of your popcorn into each bowl.

Stir around quickly to coat each piece of popcorn. Tip each other onto a different oven tray and bake for 10 minutes, until very crunchy. Careful when testing as the coating will be super hot.


Ta da!! Only problem is we stored the blue popcorn in a jar that had previously been used for pickled onions, even though it had been sterilised. Bear in mind that popped corn is very porous and will pick up flavours very quickly!






Emma Page