June 20, 2024
Easy peasy: Tiny & cute Cupcake Marshmallows

Easy peasy: Tiny & cute Cupcake Marshmallows

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,

About niner bakes

Hi I'm niner - I blog about cake pops, cupcakes & super healthy things: green smoothies, matcha, super foods & more! Welcome to my blog, I am thrilled you're here :)


  1. Die sehen zum anbeißen aus ! Vielen Dank für die ausführliche Beschreibung und die Verlinkungen. Da ich ja bisher noch keinen Start gewagt habe, kann ich mir so den ersten Schritt erleichtern.
    Liebe Grüße,

  2. Very cute! Thanks for sharing this idea!

  3. Hallo Liebe Niner,
    Habe vor paar Tagen dich auf Facebook entdeckt und stöbere seit dem tâglich in deinem Blog. FANTAST?SCH.
    ?ch bin begeistert. Wie ausführlich du alles aufschreibst. PERFEKT.
    Wo finde ich die mini Tortenplatten? Genau die weissen, die auf dem Bild zu sehen sind. ?
    Danke im Voraus.

    • Hallo liebe Esara,
      ich danke dir für die lieben Worte, das freut mich sehr, dass es dir hier gefällt und du nun öfter vorbeischaust.
      Die Tortenplatten gibt es bald im Handel, von Birkmann.
      Liebsten Gruß an Dich =)

  4. Thanks very much for this awesome idea. We tried it today with the green colour for Paddy’s day! I am loving your blog and glad I found it in Frankie magazine (my fave Aussie mag).

    • Czarina, thanks so much for stopping by. Great you made those Marshmallows, it is so easy right.
      Thanks for letting me know about the Frankie magazine – I had no idea I was in there.
      Wishing you a great Sunday,

  5. You always come up with the cutest ideas!

    • Hi Melissa, thats SO sweet of you.
      You are so so talented yourself, your cookies are amazing!
      Much love and thx for stopping by miss.

  6. How long does the frosting last out the refrigerater if I do not add cream cheese? My buttercream holds the shape about two hours only and it melts:(

    Thanks for posting I have learned a lot basics decoration with you!

    • Hi Fernanda, without cream cheese, it would last way longer than two hours, even with cream cheese. I wonder how much you put in there?
      It would definitely last two or three days.
      Hope you will try again :)
      Many blessings,

  7. hi!!! I’m trying to do elmo and cookie monster marshmallow pops but im having trouble with gluing arms and legs what kind of strong glue can I use for this? and is melted chocolate one of them?

    • Hi Gaby,
      I always use candy melts (melted chocolate) to attach candy etc. on cake pops, this is the best way for me.
      Wish you a lovely day,

  8. Hey i just found your blog and im absolutely loving all of your recipes. I have a little problem and i hope you can help me out. Im about to make cupcakes today so i went to buy groceries and they were out of unsalted butter, so my question is will it taste just as great with salted butter. Im out of options right now, quick reply please~
    Sorry for any errors in my comment cause english is not my first languange..thanx!

    • Hi Chobella,
      thanks for your comment :)
      You can use salted butter too, it does make a little difference though, but I am sure it will be just fine.
      Your English is great by the way :)
      Happy Baking to you!

  9. Hi!
    I have been wanting to try and make colored frosting, and I think I have found the perfect recipe to try :)
    I was just wondering though, can I use this same recipe if I wanted to make “flavored” frosting like chocolate or peanut butter or even Nutella? :) Or do you have a different recipe for those?


  10. kann mann die pop zwei Tage vorher vorbereiten, einpacken und für die hochzeitsfeier verwenden?

  11. ive 40 cup cakes to ice,how much ingredeients will I need plz

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