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16 Favorite Frosting Recipes by Popular Dessert Bloggers

I cannot tell you how many times I have been in a bind for a highly reviewed “favorite frosting recipe” to top my best cupcakes and cake recipes with.  When I go on popular recipe websites, I worry that the people who rate the frostings don’t have the same standards that I have.  I constantly wish I had the best frosting recipes of all of my favorite dessert bloggers right at my fingertips. Even more conveniently, I want them all in one place!  So, I set out on a mission and personally contacted some of my favorite dessert bloggers and simply asked them for their favorites. Here is what they recommend as their go-to frosting recipes.

(1). Check out Angie from Bakerella ‘s favorite frosting recipe here: – Vanilla Frosting & Chocolate Ganache Frosting Recipe


(2). Check out Marian from Sweetopia ‘s  favorite frosting recipe.  It’s a perfect icing to decorate beautiful cookies with: – Royal Icing Recipe

(3). Check out Sara from Our Best Bites favorite frosting recipe here: – Chocolate Frosting Recipe


(4). Check out Rosie from Sweetapolia ‘s favorite frosting recipe: – Whipped Vanilla Bean Frosting Recipe


(5) Glory from Glorious Treats has 2 favorite frosting recipes that are especially great for piping onto cupcakes:  American Buttercream Frosting Recipe & Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe


(6). Check out Bridget from Bake at 350 ‘s favorite frosting recipe.  It’s her favorite frosting recipe to ice and decorate cookies with: – Royal Icing Recipe

(7). Check out Naomi from Bakers Royale ‘s favorite Swiss Meringue Buttercream Frosting recipe.  She personally developed this recipe: – Caramel Swiss Meringue Buttercream Frosting Recipe


(8). Check out Amanda from I am Baker ‘s favorite frosting recipe that truly holds it’s shape: – Perfect Crusting Buttercream Frosting Recipe


(9). Lyndsay from Coco Cake ‘s favorite frosting is Martha Stewart’s Chocolate Ganache recipe.  You wont believe how easy this recipe is to make.: – Chocolate Ganache Frosting Recipe

(10). Are you guilty of always sneaking into the cookie dough?  You will love Julie from Always With Butter ‘s favorite frosting recipe: – Cookie Dough Frosting & Filling Recipe


(11). Jessie from CakeSpy cannot stop eating her latest peanut butter frosting recipe that she recently developed for All Natural Peanut Butter & Co. She used these to fill her Elvis Whoopie Pies: – Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe


(12). If you’re a sucker for hummingbird cake like Rebecca from Ezra Pound Cake, you will love her favorite Frosting Recipe: – Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe


(13). If you are searching for the perfect frosting to use on a wedding cake, Brittany from Edible Details has you covered.  In culinary school, she had an opportunity to compare Italian Meringue Buttercream, Swiss Meringue Buttercream, and French Meringue Buttercream…  Check our Brittany’s favorite frosting recipe which frosted perfectly on the wedding cake pictured above: Martha Stewart’s Italian Merginue Buttercream Frosting Recipe

(14). And as for me (Best Friends For Frosting) I am a big fan of Billy’s Bakery Vanilla Buttercream Frosting recipe, Sprinkles Cupcakes buttercream frosting recipe; however, Magnolia Bakery’s Vanilla Buttercream Frosting recipe is my overall favorite frosting recipe.  This is definitely my go-to frosting recipe that I often use: –  Magnolia Bakery’s Vanilla Frosting Recipe

(15). Check out Irvin from Eat The Love ‘s favorite frosting recipe.  It’s fluffy, not too sweet and rich but not in a heavy way.  It’s also one of the easiest frosting recipes to make: – Italian Meringue Buttercream Frosting Recipe


(16). Check out Maria from Two Peas & Their Pod ‘s favorite chocolate frosting recipe.  She loved pairing this frosting on her zucchini cupcakes: – Hershey’s Chocolate Frosting Recipe

So I have to ask… Which frosting recipes do you plan on trying next? 

**Sweet graphics included within this post were designed by: New Shop Design


  1. Wow ! Amazing ! I’m so happy about that sending ♥
    I’m gone a be making a book with that for references :)
    Thank you so much !
    Have a great day xXOo

  2. So many amazing recipes! I see lots of frosting making in my future. ;-) Thanks for including me among so many talented bloggers!

  3. I better go make some cake because I have some frosting recipes to try! Beautiful pictures always correlate with tasty recipes. Thanks to everyone for sharing!

  4. Ooh, I can’t wait to try these out. I wonder if I will like any of them better than my own Whipped Rum Buttercream, which is my current fave.

  5. Thank you SO much for including my royal icing in your round-up! I have bookmarked this post because I want to make EACH and EVERY one of the others!!!

  6. Frosting just makes cake so much better! I really love Swiss meringue buttercream because it’s so silky and fluffy

  7. I have just written an icing an ebook called “Icing Only” with 50 recipes. It will be available on kindle in the next week. I would be thrilled if you checked it out.

    1. My frostings NEVER works with me.. I am super happy I have found this blog, I cannot wait to try them! Thank u :)

  8. hi Melissa I love your cakes I just wanted to know do u have any good filling recipes for a vanilla cake its for my daughters turning 3 she doesn’t like butter or cheese and cant have penut butter .. I was thinking of a vanilla custard if you have the recipe or any good filling will be great im going to put fondent on top please help thanx him

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