con·fec·tion·er | \kən-ˈfek-sh(ə-)nər \

Definition of confectioner 

: a manufacturer of or dealer in confections

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Image Valrhona’s line of chocolate items for the confectioner and baker has been expanded to include two new flavors of couverture, the type of chocolate to melt for glazes, truffles and desserts. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Two New Ingredients for the Home Baker," 4 June 2018 Meanwhile, beat the mascarpone, cream cheese and confectioner’s sugar in a large bowl with a mixer on medium speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Susan Selasky, charlotteobserver, "Celebrate the Fourth with minimal fuss, maximum flavor," 3 July 2018 In 420-friendly states, a growing cadre of chefs, confectioners, and entrepreneurs is intent on pulling weed out of its dank past and into our locavore, organic, chef's-menu-laden food present. Marian Bull, GQ, "Stoner Food Has Gotten Fully Baked," 7 June 2018 Step 4: Frost the cupcakes Ingredients: 3 cups confectioner’s sugar 1/3 cup butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons milk 2 tablespoons honeysuckle syrup Mix the confectionery sugar and butter in a large bowl. Kevin Ambrose, Washington Post, "What’s that wonderful smell? It’s honeysuckle season!," 4 June 2018 Necco Wafers are for DumDums, but that’s not a judgment. Spangler Candies, makers of DumDums suckers and Circus Peanuts, has taken over confectioner Necco, beating out two other bidders at an auction. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Necco Wafers Are Saved After Auction Sale," 25 May 2018 Add confectioner's sugar and beat until light and creamy, about 5 minutes. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "How to Make Rock Hudson's Classic Cannoli Recipe," 10 Oct. 2016 At serving time, after dusting the cake with confectioner’s sugar, sprinkle the reserved almonds attractively on top (maybe just in the center or around the perimeter). Adam Ried,, "Recipes: An Italian-style (gluten-free!) cake for Easter," 23 Mar. 2018 Just before serving, blot the top dry with paper towels, dust with a thick layer of confectioner’s sugar, and transfer to a serving plate. Adam Ried,, "Recipes: An Italian-style (gluten-free!) cake for Easter," 23 Mar. 2018

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1591, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of confectioner

: a person or business that makes or sells confections (such as chocolates and candies)


con·fec·tion·er | \kən-ˈfek-shə-nər \

Kids Definition of confectioner

: a maker of or dealer in sweet foods (as candies)

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