(Closed) Spinoff about dialet: icing or frosting on cake

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012 - The Old Field Club

I say both?  i don’t really think I say one more than the other

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Michigan – we say frosting.  We also eat frosting right out of the can.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think I say icing (NY/FL)

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve definitely said both before…

However, just googled the definition for frosting and it says, simply, “icing”.

The definition for Icing is a mixture of powder sugar and butter (or other liquid) to create a cover for cake.

So they’re both the same thing!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I think I say both…but usually I think I say frosting. When I think icing, I think of a thinner frosting that you’d put on cookies. I’m from South Carolina.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

michigan — frosting

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I thought I used both interchangeably, but when I thought about it, I realize I use both frosting and icing to describe the stuff that goes on top of the cake or on sugar cookies, but when describing the white topping on something like cinnamon rolls or danishes, I only use icing.  Weird.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper

I say both. From Ohio.

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper

@Neva: I think I’m the same way. I’d never say that cinnamon rolls had frosting; only icing. But I’d think a cookie or cake could have either.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@CarolinaCola:  Maybe that’s it.  The thicker type on cakes can be either, but the thinner kind is icing, but not frosting.

Perhaps frosting is a subtype of icing?

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Neva: Ditto.. the icing is like the clearer, thinner stuff you put on a cinnamon bun, while frosting is thicker and for a cake.  I’d never call the stuff on a cake “icing.”

I’m from CT.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

Icing here, but I thought it was a UK vs North America thing?

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