Definition of fondant in English:


Line breaks: fon|dant
Pronunciation: /ˈfɒnd(ə)nt


[mass noun]
1A thick paste made of sugar and water and often flavoured or coloured, used in the making of sweets and the icing and decoration of cakes.
More example sentences
  • 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.
1.1 [count noun] A sweet made of fondant.
More example sentences
  • Pudding, however, was a triumph, with Lucinda's chocolate fondant being a gooey delight.
  • The chocolate brûlée was the pick of the three, but the fondant and the white-chocolate sorbet slipped down equally easily.
  • Of the puddings, a warm chocolate fondant with peanut ice-cream and artichoke caramel really stood out.


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

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