Last Updated on November 19, 2021
The frosting is great for decorating your favorite desserts. However, sometimes you are left wondering what to do with extra frosting.
If you find yourself with leftover frosting after baking, you don’t want to throw it out. There are many things you can use the extra frosting for so you don’t have to worry about wasting it. In addition, it will leave you with some tasty goodies.
What to Do with Extra Frosting
Sometimes you end up making more frosting than you need for your cake, cupcakes, brownies, or cookies. Unfortunately, homemade frosting only keeps in the fridge for a few days, so it won’t always last till your next baking project. Luckily, there are some great hacks on how to use your leftover frosting.
These ideas are tasty and fun, as you can enjoy them yourself or share them with your friends and family. You no longer have to store your frosting in the fridge, only to throw it out after it goes bad before you can use it. Here are some great hacks to put that leftover frosting to use.
The frosting tastes great spread on cookies, but you can also use it as an ingredient to make cookies. Leftover frosting cookies are a delicious way to use up your frosting. Not only do they last longer than frosting by itself, but they help cut back on the sweetness.
For this recipe, you can use any type of frosting you like. Vanilla buttercream, chocolate, or cream cheese will all taste delicious with this recipe. These cookies are a great way to put that leftover frosting sitting in your fridge to use.
#2 Buttercream Truffles
If you are looking to indulge, buttercream truffles are the way to go. They are easy to make, as you only need a few simple ingredients. The combination of the creamy buttercream dipped in rich chocolate creates a decadent treat.
Buttercream truffles are great for serving at parties or giving as presents. They are the perfect bite-sized treat to fulfill your sweet tooth craving.
The great thing about milkshakes is you can add so many tasty flavor combinations. Though it might not be a traditional mix-in, frosting can be a great addition to milkshakes. Add a couple of tablespoons of frosting into your milkshake, whether chocolate, vanilla, or any other kind, for a flavor boost.
Adding a bit of frosting to your strawberries can make an amazing snack. Simply hull your strawberries and pipe frosting into the middle. You can use any type of frosting, but for a strawberry cheesecake-inspired treat try cream cheese frosting.
Whether you are looking for a snack while watching a movie at home or a platter for a party, try frosting as a dip. There are several delicious snacks you can dip in frostings such as pretzels, fruit, cookies, crackers, donut holes, graham crackers, or vanilla wafers. Use chocolate, vanilla, or cream cheese frosting and let your imagination run wild.
#6 Freeze It
If you are wanting to save your frosting to decorate your baked goods in the future, you can freeze it. You can freeze buttercream frosting in an airtight container in the freezer for up to three months. Simply put the frosting into an air-tight container or Ziploc bag.
When you are ready to use your frosting, allow it to thaw in the fridge overnight or at room temperature for two hours. Once it has thawed, re-whip it with an electric mixer so that it becomes fluffy again. You can then use it to frost your baked goods.
#7 Cookie Sandwiches
If you have any chocolate chip, peanut butter, or sugar cookies, you can use your frosting to make a sandwich. Spread your frosting in between two cookies for a scrumptious treat. You can even add chocolate chips or sprinkles to make it more exciting.
#8 Waffles or Pancakes
Make your breakfast even more exciting by spreading some frosting on your waffles or pancakes. Cream cheese or buttercream frosting particularly will be a tasty addition to your favorite breakfast meal.
#9 Cocktail Rim
For a fun drink, dip the rim of your glass into a bowl of frosting. Then decorate it with sprinkles or chocolate curls.
You can add champagne to the glass or your favorite sweet cocktail. Try it with milkshakes for an exciting and delicious treat. This simple addition will add some great flavor.
Fun and Delicious Ways to Use Leftover Frosting
No need to waste your leftover frosting. There are many fun and tasty ways you can put your extra frosting to use, no matter what kind you have.
Do you have any questions about what to do with extra frosting? If so, please ask in the comments down below.
Ever since she was a young girl, Anna has been a lover of desserts. As an adult, she enjoys
baking a variety of desserts from cakes, cookies, brownies, bread, and more from scratch. She
enjoys sharing her passion for baking with others who also have a sweet tooth. From properly
measuring ingredients to making sure they are the correct temperature, Anna knows the
importance small details can make in baking. She wants to share her experience with others in
hopes they can make the most delicious baked goods. When she’s not busy blogging, Anna
enjoys trying new recipes in the kitchen.