Can You Save Overmixed Icing? -- Quick Tip Tuesday

Jack Handey is a smart guy. He knows what he's talking about. I'm pretty sure he said something similar about icing...

I over-mixed both of these icings. The icing on the left was a thinner, flood consistency icing when I started. After 3 days, it still wasn't dry. It was sticky and tacky and completely bendable. The icing on the right was a thicker, piping consistency icing. It dried as fast as it normally does, but was brittle and crumbly. And I dropped some of it and it completely shattered. And that is *not* what you want to put on your cookies.

What should you do if you think you might have over mixed your icing?
-- Plop some down on a plate or wax paper and let it dry for 4 hours. Is it still really wet and not at all drying? Is it tacky? Or is it over dry and brittle? You've beaten your icing too much. Sorry. Toss it. There's no coming back. Just let it go.


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