Refers to the excess meat scraps that have been cut from larger pieces of meat and are too small to be sold individually. These trimmed pieces are used to produce other meat products, such as sausage or ground meat, or they may be large enough to be cut into cubes for stew meat and kabobs. The trimmings must be free of bones, cartilage, glands, tissue, tendons, and skin.
There are many trimmings besides frosting that can be used for cake decorating. Some of the common items are chocolate, candy, coconut, fruit, and nuts. Used alone or combined, these trimmings will make an interesting cake decorating design on an otherwise plain cake.