Cake is a sweet, delicious treat. When the cake has icing on top, it’s even better!
“Icing on the cake” is an idiom that you can use when you are enjoying something good, and another good thing happens to make your experience even better. Here are some example sentences:
Sandy loves her job; having nice co-workers is just icing on the cake.
Our vacation was wonderful! And getting bumped up to first class on the flight home was icing on the cake!
After the hurricane, I was thankful to be alive. Everything else was icing on the cake.
Here’s an interesting video from StoryCorps called “Icing on the Cake.” StoryCorps is a nonprofit oral history project. Their goal is “to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.” They now have recordings of more than 30,000 interviews. A few of those recordings have been made into short animated videos.
In “Icing on the Cake,” we hear a conversation between a woman named Blanca and her grown daughter, Connie. Connie says that her mother’s hard work inspired her to finish college. After seeing that dream come true, everything else is just icing on the cake!
How would you use “icing on the cake” in a sentence?