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Gerund of the verb to ice.
- (cooking) A sweet, often creamy and thick glaze made primarily of sugar, often enriched with ingredients like butter, egg whites, or flavorings, typically used for baked goods.
- Synonym: frosting (US)
- 1917, Janet McKenzie Hill, Cakes, Pastry and Dessert Dishes, page 92:
- THICK FLUFFY ICING
- At the present time there is a demand for very light fluffy icing that may be piled high on a cake. For beating many of the icings of this variety an electric beater is used, and the syrup is added very slowly.
- (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.
- (aviation, meteorology) Conditions conducive to the formation of ice on aircraft surfaces.
- The Cessna pilots reported that moderate icing was present between 13,000 and 4,000 feet in the cloud layers.
- In general American use, the words icing and frosting are synonymous, but bakers may distinguish frosting as thicker and fluffier while icing is thinner and glossier like a glaze. In British English, the word frosting is not used.
- → Swedish: icing
sweet glaze used for baked goods
minor violation of ice hockey rules
process of forming a layer of ice
From the verb to ice.
|Declension of icing|