Definition of fondant in English:

fondant

Syllabification: fon·dant
Pronunciation: /ˈfändənt
 
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noun

  • 1A thick paste made of sugar and water and often flavored or colored, used in the making of candy and the icing and decoration of cakes.
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    • Fondant icing is literally fondant warmed with a little syrup, flavoured, and coloured.
    • The festival will include cakes for all occasions, with toppings made of fondant, butter cream, fresh cream, and royal icing.
    • In a saucepan over low heat, combine corn syrup and fondant and cook, stirring constantly, until a light caramel color.
  • 1.1A candy made of fondant.
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    • Lollipops and LifeSavers are amorphous candies; fudge and fondant (creamy candy or filling) are crystalline.
    • Then we tried some of their chocolate fondant and it was so good we were physically unable to speak.
    • By the time I reach Armani up at the top I have that sated feeling, the one-too-many chocolates syndrome where once-luxurious fondant turns to sickly goo.

Origin

late 19th century: from French, literally 'melting', present participle of fondre.

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