What does the word frosting mean?

Usage examples for frosting

  1. For hours McElroy lay staring into the night sky with its frosting of great northern stars, and passed again over every week, every day,- nay, almost every hour,- since that morning in early spring when she had stepped off the factory- sill to accompany little Francette to the river bank where Bois DesCaut stood facing a tall young woman against the stockade wall. – The Maid of the Whispering Hills by Vingie E. Roe
  2. Let cool before frosting, so as to trim sides smooth. – Dishes & Beverages of the Old South by Martha McCulloch Williams
  3. The crust was soggy because Johnny Calvert's cook stove was not a good baker, and the frosting had gone watery, because the eggs were stale, and Helen May had made a mistake and used too much sugar in the filling; but Starr liked it, anyway, just because she had made it. – Starr, of the Desert by B. M Bower