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Buttercream Boards are such an easy dessert charcutrie board for any occasion. This Rainbow version is the perfect party dessert for St. Patrick’s Day, a rainbow birthday party, or Pride month!

rainbow buttercream board with nilla wafers and marshmallows


What is a Buttercream Board?

Buttercream boards are another name for a frosting board – it’s a board or large platter that’s frosted with frosting, usually in some color or design or shape for a holiday. Surrounced by dippers like mini cookies or candy or fruit, a board like this is the perfect party dessert for any occasion.

This rainbow buttercream board is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day – but if my daughter was still young I’d serve it at a rainbow party along with rainbow cupcakes! Or, make it to celebrate Pride month in June!

can of frosting and box of food coloring

Ingredients Needed

  • Frosting: Use a can of white or vanilla frosting or make homemade! Cream Cheese Frosting works great too.
  • Food Coloring: Depending on what shape, design, or color you want, you’ll need food coloring. I love Gel colors, but you can use regular too.

Tools Needed

  • Large board (like a wooden cutting board you’d serve charcuterie on) or a large platter
  • Parchment or wax paper for easy clean up (optional but it helps)
  • Ziploc bags or piping bags, for piping

How to make a Buttercream Board

  • Color your frosting as desired (for this board you’ll want the colors of the rainbow).
  • Decide what shape you want to do – cut out a wax or parchment paper to fit your platter if using.
  • Add froting to piping bags and pipe the rainbow.
  • Add dippers to the board for serving.
close up of rainbow buttercream board with nilla wafers and marshmallows

Expert Tips

  • If I’m doing a complicated shape, I’ll draw my image on the wax paper or parchment paper, then flip it over and trace with my frosting.
  • You don’t have to pipe the frosting if you want to do it by hand but for me it’s easier.
  • Use gel food coloring for vibrant colors.
  • Store covered in the refrigerator. The frosting will dry out after several hours.
rainbow buttercream board with nilla wafers and marshmallows

Rainbow Buttercream Board Recipe

5 from 3 votes
Learn how to make a Rainbow Buttercream Board – this easy frosting board recipe is so easy to make with different shapes and colors and dippers.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 16 servings
Serving Size 1 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 1 can vanilla frosting
  • food coloring
  • 5 ounces Large Marshmallows
  • Assorted dippers
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Instructions

  • Separate your frosting into 6 bowls. Color each bowl a different color of the rainbow.
  • Place each frosting in a ziploc bag and cut off one tip.
  • If desired, cover your board or tray with parchment paper or wax paper.
  • Pipe your rainbow.
  • Surround the rainbow with dippers, like mini cookies or marshmallows for clouds.

Recipe Notes

  • If I’m doing a complicated shape, I’ll draw my image on the wax paper or parchment paper, then flip it over and trace with my frosting.
  • You don’t have to pipe the frosting if you want to do it by hand but for me it’s easier.
  • Use gel food coloring for vibrant colors.
  • Store covered in the refrigerator. The frosting will dry out after several hours.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 28kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.03g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 0.5mg | Fiber: 0.01g | Sugar: 5g | Calcium: 0.3mg | Iron: 0.02mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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