Maybe you are still snacking on a few leftover cupcakes from Valentine’s Day and this thought crossed your mind. What is the difference between frosting and icing? Not a whole lot actually, but there are subtle differences.
Frosting is generally thicker and fluffier than icing. Icing rends to be shiny and thin making it harder to spread across a big cake like frosting. Icing it better spooned or drizzled on baked goods. Icing also has a sugar base whereas frosting is usually buttercream and sweeter. Frosting is better for coloring too.
Yum. Now I want a cupcake.
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