I had a couple posts that used royal icing such as my Paw Patrol Cookies and Shopkins Cupcakes. Inevitably, when using royal icing, you have left over icing. Royal icing always seems to go farther than you think, and whipping up royal icing colors and consistencies is no easy task. That being said, I hate throwing away the left over icing. Well, good news, you can make sprinkles, or other fun creations, out of royal icing. Once dry, they basically keep forever in an air tight container and they can come in handy for future projects. With the Shopkins party and the Paw Patrol party only a week apart, I had a lot of extra icing to use up. I saw the idea on Instagram as people were done making their large Christmas orders. It really is simple and takes nearly no time. First was the Paw Patrol leftovers. I decided to make just regular sprinkles, some eyeballs, and the PAW letters for future Paw Patrol shield cookies.
For the sprinkles, I drew straight lines and let dry over night. Once dry, I took my knife to them and cut little sprinkles. They are a little larger than the sprinkles you would get at the store, but I didn’t care and I know some kids that won’t either!
After the Shopkins cupcakes, I had some pretty pink colors so I made these roses. They form quickly with a small open star tip by the dozens. With some leftover white icing, I mixed up some green for leaves to match.
These went nicely on valentines cookies that the kids and I worked on later. So the next time you have to whip up a tiny bit of black for an eyeball or a tiny bit of green for a leaf, you can save yourself some time by using left over icing creations.