Item# WLRECIP-8871

Fluffy Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Item No. WLRECIP-8871
Amount
3 1/4 cups
Prep Time
10 min
Skill Level
Beginner
Total Time
15 min

This marshmallow buttercream recipe is like adding a fluffy cloud of delicious flavor to your favorite cupcake or birthday cakes. It’s easy to make with a jar of marshmallow creme and can be tinted with food coloring to fit any theme.

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar (confectioners’ sugar)
  • 1 1/2 cups marshmallow fluff

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  • Notes:

    • This buttercream recipe is great for filling layered cakes, frosting cupcakes, and piping decorations.
    • To store: Frosting should be stored in an airtight container in a refrigerator for 2 weeks and can be frozen for up to 6 weeks. Bring back to room temperature and re-whip before using. Frosted cakes and cupcakes can be stored on the counter for two to three days.
    • To color: Use Icing Colors or food coloring to tint frosting to any color without disturbing the consistency of the frosting.
    • To cut sweetness: If your buttercream is too sweet, add a pinch of salt. Make sure it dissolves completely once mixed in. You can also opt for 1/2 cup salted butter rather than 1/2 cup unsalted butter to avoid overly sweet buttercream.

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