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Embrace the magic of the holiday season with a delightful Disney Christmas Buttercream Frosting Board!

Inspired by the iconic Mickey Mouse, this enchanting creation is perfect for adding a sprinkle of Disney magic to your festive celebrations.

Perfect for a holiday party or a cozy family night, this dessert board is sure to bring smiles all around!

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Disney Christmas Buttercream Frosting Board

So, we’ve shared Charcuterie Boards, Seafood Boards, Margarita Boards, and French Fry Boards, and now it’s time to satisfy those with a sweet tooth with a buttercream frosting board!

Think of it as the sweet cousin of the Butter Board trend—the board is filled with creamy buttercream frosting and served surrounded by a selection of sweet treats and dippers (like Sugar Cookies and candy canes).

But the frosting isn’t just dumped unceremoniously on the tray; it is shaped into Mickey Mouse’s head and is perfect for any Disney fan!

A metal tray with Mickey Mouse's head piped on with brown frosting, with white icing dripping down to resemble a gingerbread man. Surrounded by red, white, and green candies, a selection of cookies and other festive treats. The tray is surrounded by festive decorations and tableware.

A Disney Christmas Buttercream Frosting Board is perfect for holiday parties—whether you’re hosting a grand soiree or a small family gathering—it’s not just a dessert; it’s a conversation starter and a festive showstopper.

One of the best parts about this recipe is its versatility. You can change the flavor of the frosting, for example, using cocoa powder to make it chocolate-flavored or using a different frosting color to match your theme.

Our ingredients list for the dippers is easily customizable to your favorite sweet treats, whether that is Oreos, rich chocolate cupcakes, crispy rice treats, shortbread cookies, or sugar cones, making each bite a personalized delight!

How Do I Set Up A Disney Holiday Frosting Board?

Number of Servings: 8 | Prep Time: 30 mins

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Step 1 – Gather The Ingredients

There are two aspects to setting up your own frosting board—the American buttercream frosting and the dippers. For the frosting, you will need:

Additionally, you will need a Red Ready-Made Frosting Tube/Pouch (for Mickey’s rosy cheeks) and a Chocolate Ready-Made Frosting Tube/Pouch (for Mickey’s features).

For a decorative touch, Christmas Sprinkles are strewn over the icing—use any kind of sprinkles that you like—such as jimmies, nonpareils, pearls, stars, or a mixture.

We used a selection of dippers listed below on our Disney Christmas buttercream frosting board. Don’t feel you have to use all of these exact items.

If you can’t source a particular snack, don’t like something, or want to switch to something else—go for it!

Dip or drizzle ready-made treats or your favorite cookies with melted candy melts and holiday sprinkles in seasonal colors for a festive twist.

The complete list of ingredients with measurements is on the recipe card at the end of this post.

Selection of Sweet Dippers for Christmas Buttercream Frosting Board

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Step 2 – Kitchen Tools and Utensils

For Serving:

Step 3 – Make Buttercream Frosting

To make the frosting, use an electric stand or hand mixer and beat room temperature softened butter on high speed for 2-3 minutes until pale and fluffy.

On a low speed to start, add powdered sugar, half a cup at a time, beating well after each addition, increasing the speed as you incorporate it. Then add heavy cream, one tablespoon at a time, and vanilla extract. You want the frosting to be stiff but spreadable.

TIP! If the frosting is too thin, add additional powdered sugar. If the frosting is too stiff, add additional heavy cream.

Scoop ¾ cup of the white frosting into a large piping bag and set it aside.

Step 4 – Color the Frosting

Add a few drops of chocolate brown food coloring to the remaining frosting to create a light brown shade. Scoop the brown frosting into a second large piping bag and set it aside.

TIP! Remember that you can always add more coloring, but not take it away! Add a little at a time to reach the desired shade.

Step 5 – Creating Mickey Mouse Frosting Head

Before piping Mickey’s head onto a metal 9″ x 13″ rimmed baking sheet, sketch the outline onto the tray with an edible food marker pen.

TIP! You can draw Mickey freehand or use our printable Mickey Head Outline to trace around. Adjust the size of Mickey according to the size of your tray.

Pipe the outline using the bag of brown frosting (or pipe blobs if you’re not confident at piping), then fill in the outline with the remaining frosting. Use an offset spatula to spread the frosting evenly into a smooth layer.

Step 6 – Pipe “Icing Drips”

Use the bag of white frosting to pipe the outline of some icing drips over the top of the Mickey ears. Fill in with the remaining frosting and smooth out with a spatula as before. Sprinkle some Christmas sprinkles on top of the drips.

Step 7 – Pipe Details

Use the premade chocolate frosting to pipe Mickey’s eyes, nose, and mouth. Then, use the premade red frosting to pipe rosy cheeks on the edges of his mouth.

TIP! You can place the tray in the refrigerator until ready to serve—cover carefully with plastic wrap and remove the tray from the fridge for about 30-60 minutes before adding the treats and serving.

TIP! Store any leftover frosting in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.

Step 8 – Add Christmas Sweet Dippers

You can now add your selection of sweet dippers to the tray—arrange them in sections around Mickey’s head, filling in all available space. Serve and enjoy!

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Disney Christmas Buttercream Frosting Board

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Experience the joy of Disney during the holidays with our Disney Christmas Buttercream Frosting Board. This delightful recipe is perfect for bringing some Disney magic to your festive celebrations!

Ingredients

For the Frosting

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar (icing sugar)
  • 5 Tbsp heavy cream (double cream)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Brown food coloring gel
  • 1 tube/pouch of chocolate premade decorating frosting
  • 1 tube/pouch of red premade decorating frosting
  • Christmas Sprinkles

Sweet Dippers

  • Christmas cookies
  • Vanilla wafers
  • Oreos
  • Chocolate chip cookies
  • Oatmeal cookies
  • Rice Krispies treats
  • Graham crackers
  • Jordan almonds
  • Holiday M&Ms
  • Candy canes

Instructions

  1. To make the frosting, place the butter into a mixing bowl and use a stand or hand mixer to beat on high speed for 2-3 minutes until pale and fluffy
  2. Add powdered sugar half a cup at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Add heavy cream one tablespoon at a time and beat in the vanilla extract to combine. (See Note 1)
  4. Scoop ¾ cup white frosting into a large piping bag. Set it aside.
  5. Mix a few drops of brown food coloring gel into the bowl of remaining frosting and beat until you reach a light shade of brown. Scoop the brown frosting into another large piping bag.
  6. Use a 9" x 13" rimmed baking sheet as your frosting board, and pipe the outline of Mickey Mouse's head in the center. (See Note 2). Add the remaining frosting to the inside of the outline and use an offset spatula to spread it into an even layer.
  7. Use the white frosting to pipe an outline of "icing drips" over the top of Mickey's head and ears. Fill in and spread into an even layer. Add a sprinkle of Christmas sprinkles to the white frosting.
  8. Using the chocolate premade frosting, pipe Mickey's eyes, nose, and mouth onto Mickey's head. Use the red frosting to pipe rosy cheeks on either side of his mouth. (See Note 3)
  9. Fill the tray with your desired selection of sweet dippers. Serve and enjoy!

    A metal tray with Mickey Mouse's head piped on with brown frosting, with white icing dripping down to resemble a gingerbread man. Surrounded by red, white, and green candies, a selection of cookies and other festive treats. The tray is surrounded by festive decorations and tableware.

Notes

  1. You want the frosting to be stiff but spreadable. If the frosting is too thin, add additional powdered sugar. Mix in a little heavy whipping cream if the frosting is too stiff.
  2. You can use a template and edible food pen to trace the outline first.
  3. You can store the frosted Mickey Mouse in the fridge until ready to serve. Remove 30-60 minutes to come to room temperature before adding dippers and serving.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 638Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 123mgCarbohydrates: 84gFiber: 1gSugar: 72gProtein: 2g

This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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