What does icing mean?

Definitions for icingˈaɪ sɪŋ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word icing.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. frost, icing(noun)

    the formation of frost or ice on a surface

  2. frosting, icing, ice(noun)

    a flavored sugar topping used to coat and decorate cakes

  3. icing, icing the puck(noun)

    (ice hockey) the act of shooting the puck from within your own defensive area the length of the rink beyond the opponent's goal

Webster Dictionary

  1. Icing

    of Ice

  2. Icing(noun)

    a coating or covering resembling ice, as of sugar and milk or white of egg; frosting


  1. Icing

    Icing, also called frosting in the United States, is a sweet often creamy glaze made of sugar with a liquid, such as water or milk, that is often enriched with ingredients such as butter, egg whites, cream cheese, or flavorings. It is used to cover or decorate baked goods, such as cakes or cookies. Elizabeth Raffald documented the first recipe for icing in 1769 in the Experienced English Housekeeper, according to the Food Timeline. However, it was not until 1915 that Mrs. Fred W. Gurney created the first buttercream recipe, and Fannie Farmer followed suit with several more recipes in 1918 and 1923. Icing can be formed into shapes such as flowers and leaves using a pastry bag. Such decorations are common place on birthday and wedding cakes. Chef's color dye is commonly added to icing mixtures to achieve the desired color. Sprinkles, coloring mist, edible ink designs, or other decorations are often used on top of icing. The simplest icing is a glacé icing, containing powdered sugar and water. This can be flavored and colored as desired, for example, by using lemon juice in place of the water. More complicated icings can be made by beating fat into powdered sugar, by melting fat and sugar together, by using egg whites, and by adding other ingredients such as glycerin. Some icings can be made from combinations of sugar and cream cheese or sour cream, or by using ground almonds.

Editors Contribution

  1. icing

    to exclude an individual or group by giving them the cold shoulder. Ignore.

    The popular girls continued icing the new girl until she was brought to tears.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of icing in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of icing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tom Meyers:

    The natural snow will be the icing on the cake now.

  2. Crystal Paulk-Buchanan:

    Luckily, this was not an icing event, it was a snow event.

  3. Jonathan Norwood:

    If they can right the retail business, that's just icing on the cake for us.

  4. Paul Boyd:

    The Atlassian IPO will be the icing on the cake to show the IPO market is OK.

  5. Katie Packer Gage:

    She would make a strong vice presidential candidate, and the fact that she is a woman is icing on the cake, but maybe she should run for president.

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