Hi everyone, a new week is about to start and I hope everyone of you had a tremendous weekend!
When I did my Easter baking last week…something caught my eye…I noticed something I should have noticed way earlier!
Because as far as I know, I have never seen it before?!
Just when I was frosting various spring cupcakes, I clapped my eyes on my glass container that contained mini marshmallows.
And I talked to myself: This is it!
Little, tiny mini marshmallows frosted with a cute, nice buttercream swirl: Mini Cupcakes!
As soon as I thought that I grabbed a small star tip, filled up my icing bag with red/pinkish frosting and piped little swirls on the marshmallows.
And I totally loved them, they look so cute, just like tiny cupcakes, plus they tasted delicious!
Now I am sharing my lovely buttercream creamcheese frosting recipe with you, so you can make those mini cupcakes with a delicious marshmallow taste as well.
No baking involved, yay!
- Prep Time 10 minutes
- Difficulty Easy peasy
For the Frosting:
- 2 cups sifted confectioners sugar (icing or powdered)
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons milk
- If desired: Food coloring
Marshmallows as well,
go buy some marshmallows before you make the frosting =)
- 1. In an electric mixer or with your hand mixer, cream the butter until it is very smooth and fluffy.
- 2. Now, add the vanilla extract. On low speed, gradually beat in the icing sugar. Don’t forget to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
- 3. Now add the cream cheese and beat on high speed until your frosting is all light and fluffy. (3mins) – I would suggest to give it a taste, if the frosting is still too sweet for you, then the milk comes into play. Gradually add milk, bit by bit, beat the frosting and taste again. Make sure it does not become too soft and runny because you still want to frost your marshmallows – so it has to have a good consistency (not too thin!)
- 4. If your frosting is too runny, just add in a little bit more icing sugar. If you like the taste and consistency, tint your frosting with your desired food coloring. I usually use brands such as Wilton, Americolor or Sugarflair.
- Now fill your piping bag with your frosting and frost nice swirls on top of your marshmallows.
And there you have it: Cute little Cupcake Marshmallows, the easy peasy way.
And so tiny!
A guaranteed eye-catcher!
Wishing you all a great week,