icing vs frosting

icing frosting


  • 1) A sweet glaze made primarily of sugar and often flavored, typically used for baked goods; frosting.
  • 2) ice hockey A minor violation of ice hockey rules, occurring when a player shoots the puck from his/her side of the red line so that it crosses the goal line on the opponent's side, and the next player to touch the puck is an opponent player other than the goalie. A team playing short-handed is not penalized for this.
  • 3) The process of forming a layer of ice on a surface.
  • 4) Sports A minor violation of the rules in ice hockey in which a player ices the puck, and the puck is not played by the goalie and does not go in the goal. Icing is not called when the team that has iced the puck is killing a penalty.
  • 5) A sweet glaze made of sugar, butter, water, and egg whites or milk, often flavored and cooked and used to cover or decorate baked goods, such as cakes or cookies.
  • 6) A coating or covering resembling ice, as of sugar and milk or white of egg; frosting.
  • 7) (ice hockey) the act of shooting the puck from within your own defensive area the length of the rink beyond the opponent's goal
  • 8) the formation of frost or ice on a surface
  • 9) a flavored sugar topping used to coat and decorate cakes
  • 10) A coating of concreted sugar. Also called frosting and ice.
  • 11) Present participle of ice.
  • 12) (icing on the cake) An additional benefit to something already good.


  • 1) A layer of frost.
  • 2) A sugary coating for cakes and other baked goods.
  • 3) A roughened or speckled surface imparted to glass or metal.
  • 4) Icing, as on a cake.
  • 5) A lusterless finish of metal or glass; the process of producing such a finish.
  • 6) the lightened color on part of an object, as of hair, produced by treatment with bleach or other chemicals; as only part of the object is thus treated, the final color of the object is two-toned; also, the process of producing such a two-toned effect.
  • 7) A composition of sugar and beaten egg, used to cover or ornament cake, pudding, etc.
  • 8) A composition generally made of confectioners' sugar mixed with whites of eggs, used to cover cake, etc.: so called from its white, frosty appearance.
  • 9) A dead or lusterless surface on metal, or a similar surface on any material, produced by etching or engraving, or by a punch or die.
  • 10) A material used for decorative work, as signs, etc., made from coarsely powdered thin flakes of glass: commonly in the plural.
  • 11) Present participle of to frost.


  • 1) That goal was just the icing on the cake.
  • 2) Sprinkle with a little sifted icing sugar before serving.
  • 3) It would be the icing on the cake of my career.
  • 4) Serve lightly dusted with a little icing sugar or some snowflake sprinkles.
  • 5) For me that would be the icing on the cake.
  • 6) Dust with a little more icing sugar before serving.
  • 7) Finding original images of the house or past owners is the icing on the cake.
  • 8) While the cake is cooling, make the icing.
  • 9) The cinematography is the icing on the cake of this well-crafted thriller.
  • 10) Use green icing to make a stalk outline for each pumpkin.
  • 11) Spoon the yoghurt and fromage frais into a large bowl and add the icing sugar.
  • 12) We have had a tremendous year and this is the icing on the cake.
  • 13) Now that really would put the icing on the cupcakes.
  • 14) To go to the finals would be the icing on the cake.
  • 15) It put the icing on the cake in what was a great season for me.
  • 16) Add the icing sugar and whisk together until it forms a firm cream.
  • 17) To catch it would be the icing on the cake.
  • 18) He and his linesman then put the icing on the cake.
  • 19) Add the icing sugar and pulse a few times until combined.
  • 20) This is just the icing on the cake.
  • 21) So this news really is the icing on the cake.
  • 22) Then put the icing back into the piping bag cut a larger hole and fill between the piped edges.
  • 23) Sift over a little icing sugar.
  • 24) Too sweet, like pink fondant icing.
  • 25) Put two thirds of the fruit in blender with 1 tbsp icing sugar.
  • 26) Tears have already been shed over the brioche, reputations left in tatters over the fondant icing.
  • 27) Add 1 tbsp icing sugar and juice from a lime or lemon.
  • 28) The Lacy fight was a high and winning this belt puts the icing on it.
  • 29) Transfer the pancakes to a large platter, sift over some icing sugar and serve with a big bowl of brandy butter or cream.
  • 30) *walks in carrying a larj kayk that is half chonklit with chonklit icing, and half whyt with whyt icing*
  • 31) I fear the LibDem cake may well look much better but underneath the icing is a concoction of nothing less than spongy goo with no substance. on April 15, 2010 at 10: 50 pm alex
  • 32) That second big piece of birthday cake with ice cream and the extra icing from the side of the cake dish wasn't the best idea.
  • 33) The tartness of the icing is what really made these cookies for me.
  • 34) If icing is too dry, add additional milk until desired consistency is reached.
  • 35) Add the lemon juice and beat on high speed until stiff peaks form and the icing is no longer shiny, 6-8 minutes (mine stays somewhat shiny).
  • 36) But the second hiccup rested with him; Alan forgot the treat bags at home, the special cookies with Elmo in icing brought by her sister from St. Louis.
  • 37) ‘The carton says: ‘Great for cakes, icings, biscuits, French toast, quiche, batters and coatings for baking or frying!’’
  • 38) ‘Powdery confectioners' sugar contains a small amount of starch, which is desirable in some products like icings and pastry creams but not desirable in brioche.’
  • 39) ‘Cakes covered with these relatively simple icings are often further decorated with the addition of glacé cherries, angelica, silver dragées, hundreds and thousands, etc.’
  • 40) ‘Now you will make your various frostings and icings, or prepare your melted chocolate for drizzling, or dust with powdered sugar to decorate your cookies as directed.’
  • 41) ‘As trade with the New World increased, cochineal became the standard dye for a wide variety of uses, from the red coats of British soldiers, to the red tints of artists' paints and the coloring of pastry icings.’
  • 42) ‘These icings are a perfect way to top off your organic desserts or turn your black forest cake into a truly eco-friendly treat.’
  • 43) ‘It makes icings, marzipan and nut products, which it supplies to caterers and supermarkets.’
  • 44) ‘Both cake and icing will keep in the fridge for up to three days.’
  • 45) ‘While cake is baking, make the icing by mixing together cream cheese, creme fraiche, butter, vanilla, sugar and walnuts.’
  • 46) ‘Thin with water if icing is too thick to drizzle.’
  • 47) ‘The icing is lifeless and the cake is flat and dry.’
  • 48) ‘One birthday, she had chocolate cake with pink icing, and she and two friends spent the entire afternoon running through the sprinkler.’
  • 49) ‘You would have been confronted with the dull thud of abstract nouns and adjectives sprinkled about like chocolate chips on the chocolate icing of a chocolate cake.’
  • 50) ‘No, it was a normal cake with no icing or any flavour other than vanilla, but it was green, as if he was celebrating Eid, or St. Patrick's Day.’
  • 51) ‘When the door shut behind him, I dipped my finger into the icing and tasted it.’
  • 52) ‘Keep the icing in a bowl, covered with a damp paper towel and a layer of plastic wrap.’
  • 53) ‘My friend is an excellent cook and she has planned the menu carefully, from pressure-cooking the beans for the homemade hummus to the icing on the brownies.’
  • 54) ‘For the icing, melt chocolate then stir until smooth and whisk in cream.’
  • 55) ‘Re-melt the chocolate if necessary, and then drizzle over the icing.’
  • 56) ‘The sponge was moist and the icing simply scrumptious!’
  • 57) ‘Mixed ice is the most dangerous kind of airframe icing due to its weight and disruption to the airflow.’
  • 58) ‘Compared to the turbulence, the hail and the lightning, icing was the biggest threat of all.’
  • 59) ‘Signs of engine icing could include loss of power, abnormal or slow RPM response to throttle movement, and indications of engine surge or stall.’
  • 60) ‘As I watched sheets of ice being thrown off our rotor blades, I realized how serious the icing had been.’
  • 61) ‘The report also confirmed that the icing may not have been noticed by Mr Baldwin because of safety implements fitted in the vehicle.’


  • 1) - she picked him up with her free hand and began spreading sunscreen like frosting over his face.
  • 2) The bedroom wore a haggard look in the sick light of early morning, and his breath frosting in the thin air made him feel sluggish and old.
  • 3) The flowers of winter jasmine had freed themselves from a frosting of ice and drooped, yellow and orange from slender green stems.
  • 4) This frosting is the kind of frosting that won't overwhelm a cupcake because it's plain and not too sweet and I didn't want to take away from the taste of the cake.
  • 5) Today I brought fudge marble cupcakes to the office, and the frosting is a dusty rose color with purple sprinkles.
  • 6) The light, fluffy sweetness of the frosting is a perfect contrast to the moist, spicy cupcakes.
  • 7) Increase mixer speed to high, and mix until frosting is fluffy and reaches a good spreading consistency.
  • 8) The frosting is a perfect pair with this chocolate cake!
  • 9) Beat in the lemon juice, and the frosting is ready to use.
  • 10) If the frosting is too stiff it will be hard to work with.
  • 11) Beat until fairly stiff peaks form but the frosting is still spreadable.
  • 12) ‘Cookies that have been frosted with a butter cream type frosting cannot be stacked.’
  • 13) ‘It was a chocolate cake with white frosting and candied cherries on top.’
  • 14) ‘Cakes are purchased from local supermarkets whose ideas of frosting include two primary ingredients… sugar and vegetable shortening.’
  • 15) ‘We scraped our plates; we licked our fingers; and we sliced apple cake and spooned on extra frosting.’
  • 16) ‘For the frosting, place the chocolate in a medium bowl and set aside.’
  • 17) ‘No, one year there was a pound cake with no frosting and one big candle in the middle.’
  • 18) ‘The following morning, I added chocolate frosting and slapped aluminum foil on top.’
  • 19) ‘We covered it in frosting and sprinkles and they ate it anyway.’
  • 20) ‘The brownie was thick, and covered in chocolate frosting.’
  • 21) ‘I look up and see Christina, crying loudly, covered in frosting and punch.’
  • 22) ‘He grinned and held up his fingers, which were covered in chocolate cake frosting.’
  • 23) ‘She iced it with a boiled caramel frosting - nothing ever tasted so good.’
  • 24) ‘I don't like frosting unless it's the kind that is like pudding.’
  • 25) ‘The creamy caramel frosting wonderfully caps off these tender spicy cupcakes.’
  • 26) ‘When the cake was done, it was decorated with white frosting drizzled down the sides.’
  • 27) ‘Remove cookies from oven, and cool completely before decorating with colored frosting (recipe below).’
  • 28) ‘I like to buy different colored frosting in tubes that come with the different tips ready to attach and frost.’
  • 29) ‘"Thanks, " I said, licking some frosting from my finger.’
  • 30) ‘I lick the frosting off, waiting for him to speak.’
  • 31) ‘And that's not including the fact that I am carrying a really nice chocolate cake with vanilla frosting.’
  • 32) ‘A sweeping, swirl of baby ostrich down, rather like piped icing on an art nouveau birthday cake, contrasted the material's shine with soft, matt frosting.’
  • 33) ‘Naughty boys Ferdinand and Steve took it upon themselves to strip the frosting off the shower door - something which proved to be the highlight of yesterday's Big Brother action.’
  • 34) ‘Using the stencil with frosting varnish for glass at £7.95, the varnish can be tinted to create your own stained glass effect.’

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