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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

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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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.