Savvy Storage, Space Saving and Spending Tips: Icing Containers

Anyone who has made cakes and icing using the Wilton method, knows that you will sometimes be left with a multitude of left over icing. What to do I do with it? Where and how do I store it? Well I am glad you asked.

If you are making your icing with the water vs. the milk. You will be able to store it for about a week in your cupboard or you can freeze it. It freezes very well for about a year.  But don’t invest in all of those containers at the store.  Just use some of your recycled peanut butter containers or Lemonade/Kool-Aid drink mix containers. Now I know no one wants the chore of scraping the peanut butter from the sides of the jar. But it’s not that hard.

Use a rubber spatula to scrape the sides of the jar.

Use a rubber spatula to scrape the sides of the jar.

It really isn’t a tough job at all as you can see you get quite a bit from that jar. The way we go through peanut butter in my house, you can get quite a bit of sandwiches every year from just a few short spatual strokes in the jar!!
After the hard part is over, give the jar a little hot water and Dawn soak . Sit back make your self a PB & J, PB & Banana or Banana and Mayo (yuck) sandwich. But I guess you’ll want to use that PB that you sent all that time working on getting out of the jar. So anyway sit back and have a sandwich. After that, get a bit of elbow grease, sponge out the jar, rinse and Voilà!
You've got a perfectly clean, clear storage container for your icing!

You've got a perfectly clean, clear storage container for your icing!

You’ve recycled, reused and had a sandwich. But it holds up better than those 4 for $1 container that crack after freezing. These are perfect you can see what is in them and store them accordingly. You can also use the Countrytime Lemonade containers or Kool-Aid containers (they are easier to clean and scented as well)!!

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