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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicPolls & Surveys · 1 decade ago

Do you call it "frosting" or "icing"?

I always call it "icing". :)

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I kind of alternate the words for different things. Frosting cakes. Icing cupcakes. I'm not really sure why. Just mixin' it up a bit

  • 1 decade ago

    Icing

  • 1 decade ago

    Frosting

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I've always called it frosting, but I think icing sounds a lot better.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I use both terms. I make my own icing and I always buy frosting and I frost the cake. It really depends on how it's used.

  • 6 years ago

    Usually "icing" when I'm talking about homemade cakes/cupcakes. Sometimes I call store bought things "frosting".

  • 6 years ago

    I usually say icing ! But I do say frosting a cake . It sounds more offical !

  • Both those terms are "regional".

    Like grocery carts....in the South they are buggies, in the North they are carts.

    I've lived from Atlanta to Boston, from Nashville to Chicago, so I used both without thinking about it.

    (Most manufacturers use the term frosting because it's the thick yummy stuff, and because they don't make the other stuff & put it in a little can.

    Icing is typically used for the thinner stuff, like glaze, i.e. Lemon Icing over a bunt cake.)

  • 1 decade ago

    Icing!

  • 1 decade ago

    I call it frosting if it covers the whole cake and icing if it only covers parts of it.

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