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1A mixture of sugar with water, egg white, or butter, used as a coating for cakes or biscuits.
glaze, sugar pasteView synonyms
- ‘Re-melt the chocolate if necessary, and then drizzle over the icing.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘These icings are a perfect way to top off your organic desserts or turn your black forest cake into a truly eco-friendly treat.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘It makes icings, marzipan and nut products, which it supplies to caterers and supermarkets.’
- ‘Cakes covered with these relatively simple icings are often further decorated with the addition of glacé cherries, angelica, silver dragées, hundreds and thousands, etc.’
- ‘One birthday, she had chocolate cake with pink icing, and she and two friends spent the entire afternoon running through the sprinkler.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The carton says: ‘Great for cakes, icings, biscuits, French toast, quiche, batters and coatings for baking or frying!’’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The icing is lifeless and the cake is flat and dry.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Both cake and icing will keep in the fridge for up to three days.’
- ‘When the door shut behind him, I dipped my finger into the icing and tasted it.’
- ‘The sponge was moist and the icing simply scrumptious!’
- ‘Thin with water if icing is too thick to drizzle.’
- ‘While cake is baking, make the icing by mixing together cream cheese, creme fraiche, butter, vanilla, sugar and walnuts.’
- ‘Keep the icing in a bowl, covered with a damp paper towel and a layer of plastic wrap.’
- ‘For the icing, melt chocolate then stir until smooth and whisk in cream.’
2The formation of ice on an aircraft, ship, or other vehicle, or in an engine.
- ‘The report also confirmed that the icing may not have been noticed by Mr Baldwin because of safety implements fitted in the vehicle.’
- ‘Signs of engine icing could include loss of power, abnormal or slow RPM response to throttle movement, and indications of engine surge or stall.’
- ‘As I watched sheets of ice being thrown off our rotor blades, I realized how serious the icing had been.’
- ‘Compared to the turbulence, the hail and the lightning, icing was the biggest threat of all.’
- ‘Mixed ice is the most dangerous kind of airframe icing due to its weight and disruption to the airflow.’
the icing on the cake
An attractive but inessential addition or enhancement.‘more goals would have been the icing on the cake’
- ‘But no matter what, shoes are the icing on the cake when completing your look.’
- ‘This is an achievement of global significance, and the fact that the lads in green won at Twickenham is the icing on the cake.’
- ‘Providing the icing on the cake for him was the National Film Awards that was presented here on Monday.’
- ‘The standard 1.8 litre motor is a little beauty and the addition of a turbo adds icing on the cake.’
- ‘As just a little extra icing on the cake, they decided to change hosts during this process as well.’
- ‘Your Fortress response, Jody, was a helpful bit of frosting on the cake.’
- ‘Fine weather in the village on Sunday was the icing on the cake on what was a great day at the Ballyroan Vintage Rally.’
- ‘This has been the icing on the cake for both Sharon and Derek, as a lot of hard work has gone into the design and development of the clinic.’
- ‘Lukas's victory in the youths' event was the icing on the cake.’
- ‘Part one of this production took place on the previous night and Saturday's show was the icing on the cake.’
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