|Place of origin||Netherlands|
|Main ingredients||Cake, pink fondant|
In the city of Amsterdam, the cakes are sometimes referred to as moesselientjes ("little Mussolinis"); this name, which is the Dutch adaptation of Benito Mussolini's name, is rooted in the cake's tradition of being sold in Italian ice-cream parlours in Amsterdam prior to the Second World War.
On occasion the cakes are sold in alternative varieties, with the pink icing replaced by a different colour. During Koningsdag (the King's birthday) and football championships the icing is changed to orange (the national colour of The Netherlands), and at Easter time the icing is yellow.
- The food dye used in Glacés, carmine (E120), is produced from the female of the cochineal, a scale insect.