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ice the puck

In ice hockey, to commit an icing, a minor infraction that occurs when the puck is advanced from behind one's own team's red line to beyond the other team's goal line without being touched by the other team. Come on, man, how could you ice the puck at a crucial time in the game like this?
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icing on the cake

An additional benefit or positive aspect to something that is already considered positive or beneficial. Having all of you here for my birthday has really been wonderful. This gift is icing on the cake. Sarah really wanted that job, so she said the signing bonus was really just icing 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

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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the icing on the cake

BRITISH, AMERICAN or

the frosting on the cake

AMERICAN
COMMON
1. If you describe something as the icing on the cake, you mean that it is an extra good thing that makes a good situation or activity even better. To ride for one's country is the ultimate experience. To be in a winning team is the icing on the cake. If it works out that he or she becomes a friend after you have enjoyed a good professional relationship, that is frosting on the cake.
2. You can use the icing on the cake to refer to something which is only a minor part of the main thing you are talking about. Consumer electronics in Japan is now a 35 billion dollars a year business. This is just the icing on the cake. Japanese electronics companies are now generating an annual 200 billion dollars of sales. Finance Minister Vaclav Klaus has dismissed environmental issues as the frosting on the cake.
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the icing on the cake

an attractive but inessential addition or enhancement.
A North American variant of this phrase is the frosting on the cake .
1996 Independent State education is no longer always free. The jumble sale and the summer fair, which used to provide the icing on the school cake, are now providing the staple fare.
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the icing on the ˈcake

something attractive, but not necessary, which is added to something already very good: The meal was perfect, the wonderful view from the restaurant the icing on the cake.
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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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The caramel cake is an old recipe with burnt caramel icing that we make here in our factory from scratch, Like we do with everything," says Nathaniel Thomas, general manager, Cakes N Candy.
Both the cake and icing are made from scratch and aren't difficult.
TO DECORATE STARS: Spread cookies with canned white decorator/buttercream icing or melted white candy melts.
After frosting the cupcakes, top with edible mint-flavored Stars & Stripes Icing Decorations in flag designs from Wilton (nine to a .
Let the kids use them instead of regular marshmallows to make festive s'mores or use them (don't gag) atop colored icing to garnish a Fourth of July cake effortlessly.
Frost cooled cookie with part of Vanilla-Butter Cream Icing tinted pink with paste food color.
Vanilla Butter Cream Icing (recipe above) OR Frosting Paint and Icing (recipe follows)
Decorate as desired using Vanilla Butter Cream Icing OR Frosting Paint and Icing and assorted candies.
7 tablespoons warm water OR more as needed to thin icing to proper consistency
In a large bowl with a heavy duty electric mixer, beat together meringue powder, powdered sugar and water on medium speed about 7 to 10 minutes or until icing forms peaks.