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It always amazes me what a good dump of snow does to a landscape. It ices it, like icing on a cake. Who invented icing on a cake anyway?
Covering cakes with powdered sugar or other materials were introduced in the 17th century. The icing was applied to cake then hardened in the oven. The earliest attestation of the verb 'to ice' in this sense seems to date from around 1600, and the noun 'icing' from 1683.
Icing On the Landscape • 8" x 8" acrylic framed to 12" x 12" • $275
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