Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 1 month ago

Why do people say well that’s just icing on the cake when no cake is involved?

6 Answers

  • denise
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Its just a saying,  It means that something is 'extra' nice.

  • John
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    The cake is the main event. The icing is the finishing touch.

  • 1 month ago

    It is just a figure of speech

  • 1 month ago

    How do you know there is no cake? I know there was one last night when I had a slice.

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  • Guber
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Simple - if you got cake, you gotta have icing!

  • 1 month ago

    It's an expression used, either as a positive or negative, when something is given that little push, a little extra, a little good thing or bad thing to make it better/worse. 

    Good way- Mary not only got a call back for a job, but she also got asked out on a date, and the icing on the cake was that her cold was officially over!

    Bad way- Mary got fired, got evicted, and the icing on the cake was getting dumped, all in the same day. 

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