a mixture variously of sugar, butter, flavoring, water or other liquid, egg whites, etc. for covering a cake or pastries; frosting
Origin of icing; from ice, in earlier use, to cover a cake with a hard coating of sugar + -ing: probably so named from the resemblance of this coating to a layer of ice
icing on the cake
any additional benefit or value beyond what is needed or expected
Ice Hockey an infraction in which a player in the defensive half of the rink hits the puck past the opponent's goal line but not into the net
Origin of icing; from ice ()
- 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. See Note at frosting.
- 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.
- A sweet glaze made primarily of sugar and often flavored, typically used for baked goods; frosting.
- (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. A team playing short-handed is not penalized for this.
- The process of forming a layer of ice on a surface.
- Present participle of ice.
From the verb to ice.