Definition of fondant in English:
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.
- 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.
- 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.