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the frosting on the cake

Something desirable that makes an already good situation even better. I was so proud of my daughter for finishing her Master's degree, but finding out she finished at the top of her class was the frosting on the cake!
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icing on the cake

Fig. an extra enhancement. Oh, wow! A tank full of gas in my new car. That's icing on the cake! Your coming home for a few days was the icing on the cake.
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icing on the cake

something good that is added to another good thing He was delighted to have his story published – getting paid for it was just icing on the cake.
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the icing on the cake

  (British, American & Australian) also the frosting on the cake (American)
something which makes a good situation even better I was just content to see my daughter in such a stable relationship but a grandchild, that was really the icing on the cake.
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icing on the cake

Also, frosting on the cake. An additional benefit to something already good. For example, All these letters of congratulation are icing on the cake, or After that beautiful sunrise, the rainbow is just frosting on the cake. This metaphoric expression alludes to the sweet creamy coating used to enhance a cake. [Mid-1900s]
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icing on the cake

n. an extra enhancement. Oh, wow! A tank full of gas in my new car. That’s icing on the cake!
See also: cake, icing, on

icing on the cake

An additional benefit to something already good.
See also: cake, icing, on
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Decorate as desired with assorted colored frostings, drizzles and candies.
1 (12-ounce) tub whipped frosting (any flavor), tinted with food colors as desired
One of Erickson's unforgettable cake designs is individual hamburgers made from a brownie mix, a yellow cake mix and tinted frostings and served in a plastic basket (or on a platter).
Once cooled, assemble with yellow and red frostings (for mustard and ketchup), sliced kiwis (for pickles) and the other ingredients noted in the recipe here.
Ice with tinted frostings and decorate with assorted candies, cookies, etc.
1 (16-ounce) container prepared vanilla frosting (use fluffy white or cream cheese, if desired), tinted orange with food color, OR chocolate frosting
NOTE: To make a full hand, bake a small flat round of dough until golden and then attach fingers underneath with frosting, if desired.
The cake will be easier to frost if you freeze the cut pieces (uncovered) about an hour before frosting.
1 (16-ounce) container rich and creamy OR soft whipped cream cheese ready-to-spread frosting
Stir 10 drops EACH yellow and red food colors into frosting.