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Examples of confection in a Sentence
an assortment of delicious cakes and other confections
following the main course there were assorted confections so delicious-looking as to tempt even determined dieters
Recent Examples of confection from the Web
More like a French pastry, the confection comes with a variety of toppings — candied bacon, Fruity Pebbles cereal, butter crunch made with ground pecans, glazed with Callebaut chocolate ganache, or oozing jelly ($3 each).
His color image of La Paix, the wonderful rambling Victorian confection that was once home to Jazz Age celebrities F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald west of York Road and now demolished, is today marked by two stone gates.
The confection will be topped off with buttercream frosting and fresh flowers, a signature of Ptak's baked goods.
Available in packages of three, these cream-filled takes on the classic sugar confection come in Neapolitan, Lemon Sherbet, and Orange Sherbet flavors, Delish reports.
David Ramirez Chocolates These artisanal confections are almost too pretty to eat - almost.
French macarons, the delicate and diminutive almond meringue sandwich cookies that come in a huge array of colors and flavors, are popular enough to have launched several American bakery franchises devoted to the confection.
And, the confection needs to be sold or baked between Kings' Day, always Jan. 6, and Mardi Gras, which is a moveable holiday.
Some are made from or with actual Peeps, the marshmallow confection found in many Easter baskets.
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Did You Know?
A "confection" is "confected" from several different ingredients or elements. Most confections are sweet, but the word can also be used to refer to any finely worked piece of craftsmanship. In other words, the lacy box containing chocolate confections can be a confection itself. The verb "confect" (meaning "put together from varied material") comes from Latin confectus, the past participle of conficere, meaning "to prepare." "Conficere" joins the prefix con- with the common Latin verb facere, meaning "to make" or "to do." "Factory," "manufacture," and "benefactor" are among the many relations.
First Known Use of confection
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Definition of confection for English Language Learners
: a very sweet food
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