My youngest daughter entered these into the fair a few years back and won a 2nd place ribbon. So cute! You can use your favorite cake batter and icing recipe. To make the popcorn band your will need scissors, white construction paper and blue and/or red markers, or you can create something on a color printer such as we did. You will also need a clean paintbrush to add "butter" to the "popcorn". I think this came from Family Fun Magazine.