Yes, I admit, I totally use leftover icing. All the time. I’m heading out of town tomorrow for the holiday and wanted to use some of the icing I had left in the fridge. Well, it’s not like it’s going to go bad if it’s refridgerated, icing is just powdered sugar and butter (or earth balance), so it can last in the fridge as long as butter can (which, according to Cooks Illustrated, is a month in the refrigerator and four months in the freezer*). If this blue looks familiar, it’s the same blue from Sal and Levi’s “We Got Hitched” party. And, apparently, dubbed “Smurf Cupcakes” by my housemate Sara. These were just a quick batch of cupcakes for the house, and they won’t even last 24 hours.
So even though I’m heading off to the frozen tundra of Ohio and Ontario, I’m sure there will be plenty of baking and cooking in my near future. I know that on Wednesday I’ll be making carrot cake and pumpkin pie for my family’s Thanksgiving (yes, my sister hates pumpkin pie, so the carrot cake is for her), and I’ll be posting photos along the way. Smurfy!
*The same article says that legally, eggs can be up to 2 months old by the “sell by” date. Um. Really?
**PPS. Don’t forget – more photos on my Flickr page.