Making icing ahead of time...Works For Me Wednesday

Sometimes the idea of decorating dozens of cookies can be daunting.
I like to break it up a little bit. My favorite way to do this is making the icing ahead of time.

Royal icing is great for this. Just make and tint your icing (I use gel paste food colorings). Press a piece of plastic wrap onto the icing...touching the top so it doesn't dry out...cover and refrigerate. Before using, bring the container of icing to room temperature by letting it sit out on the counter. Stir and you are ready to decorate. Keep in mind that icing made ahead of time will darken a little. This is really helpful when trying to make a dark color, like red or black.
{The beer is optional.}

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