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

posted 9 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 18
13094 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m from Indiana.

I call the stuff on cakes and cupcakes frosting and the stuff on sugar cookies and cinnamin rolls icing.

Post # 19
3788 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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@Mrs.KMM Me, too.

My husband’s family calls it all “icening.” Undecided

Post # 20
5147 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Frosting is the thicker stuff like on cakes. Icing is thin, like a glaze.

From Kansas.

Post # 21
2892 posts
Sugar bee

Both. But I have found that with phrases I use “icing on the cake.” I buy cans of frosting and I frost a cake. But once it’s on there it’s icing. 🙂 I know. Weird. I’m originally from Wyoming. Not sure what the “thing” is out there though, if there is one.

Post # 22
9050 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’d say interchangeably as well. Thick and delicious is frosting butthinner is icing. 

Post # 23
822 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

New Zealand – I say icing

Post # 24
2546 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I always say icing, but I have heard both in my region, western Canada.

Post # 25
1828 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Ohio here. Frosting = thick and fluffy, icing = shiny and drippy.

Post # 26
17 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

i’m a cake decorator from MA/FL and at work i say icing, at home i say frosting. 

Post # 27
5654 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

I’m from Quebec, Canada. I would call what is on top of these cupcakes “Icing”!

Also, it’s called Icing sugar here, not confectioners sugar!

Post # 28
1331 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Georgia. And I generally think the opposite. Everything is icing, but only cakes can also be frosting. Thin and clear, or thick and fluffy. I don’t differentiate. And it’s always “ice the cake (cookies, cinnamon rolls).” Never frost something.

Post # 29
350 posts
Helper bee

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@abbyful I concur. But I’m from Minnesota.

I’ve never said I need to “ice a cake.” Sounds like I should put it in the freezer or something. You frost cakes! (Which I realize now, also sounds like you should put it in the freezer. Just for less time…)

Post # 30
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Its all frosting to me.  – Arizona 🙂

Post # 31
2135 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Frosting is for a cake.

Icing is for brownies or cinamon buns

I’m from Buffalo

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