A Birthday and Marshmallow Buttercream

by Jennifer Wieland
Marshmallow Buttercream



Well, it went and happened this weekend. My baby and one and only daughter went and turned 5 on me this Saturday. I have no more babies or toddlers left. They are all now big kids to adults and while part of me is happy that with age comes a little less that I have to do for each of them, I am still saddened by not having any little ones anymore. I know 5 is not that old and she still likes her attention and cuddles from me but I know that these things will decrease as the years pass.


So how did we spend her birthday. Well nothing to exciting since it snowed all day Saturday (her actual birthday) and the roads were awful. It was also my brother-in-law’s birthday so we saw some of my husband’s family and I made her some chocolate cupcakes with marshmallow buttercream. On Sunday we went to my parent’s house. We always do a Super Bowl party and since Ellie was born during the Super Bowl we always do a Super Bowl/Ellie party. For that I made her a cake. I’ll go over the cake more tomorrow but it was pretty cute and the kids all loved it. She ended up with a really nice birthday weekend that was filled with her excitedly bouncing around, telling any and everyone she was 5 with a gigantic smile on her face.

I decided for Ellie’s birthday cupcakes that I would make chocolate cupcakes with marshmallow buttercream. Last week I had been over on another blogger’s site. It was Sara at Sensibly Sara and she had done an adaptation of a marshmallow frosting recipe. It looked really good but I am a buttercream girl through and through and wanted a stiffer frosting than her recipe produced. I decided I needed to tweak this to get a nice buttercream that I could pipe and would hold its shape. Now if you like whipped cream frosting then I would hop over to Sara’s blog and check it out because you will love her marshmallow frosting.

Marshmallow Buttercream

Marshmallow Buttercream
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3795 calories
517 g
539 g
198 g
4 g
125 g
823 g
205 g
445 g
7 g
60 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3795
Calories from Fat 1745
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 198g
Saturated Fat 125g
Trans Fat 7g
Polyunsaturated Fat 8g
Monounsaturated Fat 52g
Cholesterol 539mg
Sodium 205mg
Total Carbohydrates 517g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 445g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 c. butter, softened
  2. 3 c. confectioner's sugar, sifted
  3. 1 7 oz. container of marshmallow creme
  4. 2-3 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream the butter on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Add 1/3 of the sugar and mix on low. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and repeat until all of the sugar is incorporated. Stir in the marshmallow creme until combined. Add the first 2 tbsps. of cream and beat on medium-high speed for a minute. Check the consistency and add the last tbsp. of cream if you want a softer frosting. Once combined, mix at medium-high speed for 3 minutes or until the frosting is fluffy.
  1. I opted not to add any extracts because I just wanted to taste the marshmallow flavor. You could always add 1 tsp. of your favorite flavor.
Adapted from Sensibly Sara
Adapted from Sensibly Sara
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Jennifer is a mom to 5 boys, 1 girl and 1 husband. Her kids range in age from 8-24 so things are always crazy with everything from school life, to autism and to college and beyond. She tries to bake, craft, travel and blog her way through all of the chaos and craziness that life, her kids and her husband throw her way.

41 Responses to “A Birthday and Marshmallow Buttercream”

  1. 1

    OH! I love that you made this a little stiffer! I bet they were delicious cupcakes!
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    Katrina says:

    You had me sold at marshmallow ๐Ÿ™‚ Putting little bows on toothpicks is a great touch. They look great.
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    Annie says:

    yumm!!! Can I just eat that by the spoonful? And yay!! Happy 5th birthday!! ๐Ÿ˜€
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    Karen Coutu says:

    The bows look so elegant on those cupcakes! Why have I never thought of that? Happy Birthday to your little girl! ๐Ÿ™‚
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    Kerri says:

    These looks so yummy. And, the bows add such a sweet finishing touch to the cupcake!
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    I don’t like the texture of raw marshmallows but this seems like a good way I could enjoy the taste without the texture.
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    LyndaS says:

    Those look heavenly! I like the bow – what a creative topping.
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    These look so utterly good. You kill me every week with your delicious looking foods. It’s a good thing I’m not a really good cook because I’d be in my kitchen every week trying to recreate what I see on your pages.
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    Marshmallow and buttercream sound DELICIOUS!! I’m definitely pinning this for recipe because I’ve GOT to make this. Thanks for sharing!!
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    Stephanie says:

    YUM – Pinning!!! I’m imaging it also on top of chocolate cupcake with a salted gram cracker crust ๐Ÿ™‚ {sigh}
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    Nikki says:

    Those cupcakes look soooo good!
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    Karen says:

    Can someone please send me a cupcake! I have seen so many cupcakes, cakes and pies and I have none over here. Yours looks really good, I love that kind of frosting.
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    Kira says:

    Happy Birthday Ellie, your little girl is growing up. She’s beautiful and the cake looks delicious.
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    I’m like you – I prefer a buttercream to a marshmallow. However, the idea of a combination sounds absolutely delicious. I pinned this for future use.
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    Henrietta says:

    Happy Birthday to your little one, she’s adorable!

    I love buttercream frosting so I’m pinning this for later!
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    Wow I love the smooth texture and dimension of this frosting. I bet it tastes awesome too.
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    Kat B. says:

    These look delicious and lovely. Happy 5th!
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    Bre W says:

    Is this enough to cover a two layer round cake or would I need to double the recipe? This looks delicious!

  19. 19

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    Melissa Diaz says:

    is it a 17 oz marshmallow creme or 7 oz? I can’t wait to make it ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Robin says:

    I am making a cupcake tower for my daughter’s wedding and experimented with buttercream. Although it tasted yummy, it crusted too soon. I’d love to try your marshmallow buttercream. Do you know how it holds up over time? I’d have to make 150 cupcakes.

    • 21.1

      I like this buttercream because it holds it’s shape well but doesn’t get as hard as many do when it sits. I think the marshmallow creme helps keep it from over crusting. A couple days after I’ve made this and frosted a cupcake it’s still pretty good (kept at room temp) when most are very dry and crusted. I hope that helps answer your question and congrats to you and your daughter on her upcoming wedding.

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    marisol says:

    What is marshmallow creme? Is that like marshmallow fluff?

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    Amanda says:

    This looks delicious. I am always looking for new cupcake frosting recipes that go beyond plain buttercream and I like to decorate my cupcakes with a stiffer frosting so they look pretty. Can this frosting be colored with gel color well? Have you ever colored it? Thanks!

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    Marcia Freeman says:

    Love this recipe! I needed a quick and easy frosting to use on brownie bites for my daughter-in-law’s baby shower. This was perfect as a background for the little candy onesies and baby toys . Thanks so much for sharing!

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    Susan says:

    Hi Jennifer , I just made your Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting, ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!! I love Everything about it ! Especially the consistency, Perfect is word to describe your frosting! From now on yours will be my #1 go to Marshmallow Btrcrm Frstng Thank you so much for sharing !!!

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    Carmen says:

    This frosting is my number 1 go-to for quick,delicious, perfectly pipeable frosting! And to top it all off I don’t have to refrigerate it! Thank you! Ever tried a chocolate version?

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    Diamond says:

    Love the recipe! I was wondering about how many cupcakes could I frost with just one Batch of this?

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    Stephanie says:

    This recipe is fantastic! I had people asking for it!!!

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