Saturday, November 28, 2009

Why why why? from Mia

Hi Snoop,

Why is frosting on a cake called frosting when it's not cold? Why? Why?

PS I like frosting better than the cake

PS this is from Mia

Dear Mia,

Well, I think it's called frosting because of how it looks - a bit like a layer of frosty ice or soft snow on the roof of your car after a very cold night.

Actually in Australia (where I come from) we don't call it frosting - we call it "icing". For the same reason I guess.

And I know what you mean - sometimes I just lick all the icing (I mean frosting) off the top of the cake and then leave the rest on the plate...

Feeling hungry now, from your friend, The Word Snoop

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