In my mind frosting is made with powdered sugar, may or may not be heated, and is spread over a cake or cupcakes.
Icing is made with granulated sugar, boiled, and then drizzled over a cake.
But my husband says that he has never heard anyone else in real life use the term “frosting.” It is always icing, even when it is that nasty stuff in the little tub from the store.
What do you think? Frosting or icing or it depends?
- Neighborly Noise