I think we've established that I don't like to throw icing away. I can't help it. My grandma taught me to use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without. So with that perfectly sound advice running through my head, (and now yours) let me show you what I do with all the bits and pieces of leftover icing from my last cookie journey of discovery each time I start a new one.
Another way to make black icing with less black food coloring.
Make sure your leftover icing doesn't clog up your icing tips with this quick tip.
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