fondant

noun
fon·dant | \ˈfän-dənt \

Definition of fondant 

1 : a soft creamy preparation of sugar, water, and flavorings that is used as a basis for candies or icings

2 : a candy consisting chiefly of fondant

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Both fondant and gum paste have a reputation for being tasteless. Tamar Adler, Vogue, "What Statement Should Your Wedding Cake Make?," 17 May 2018 In the clip, four of the Fab Five go head-to-head to re-create cupcakes in their likeness, using fondant, cake mix and a whole lot of food coloring. Henry Youtt, Billboard, "The 'Queer Eye' Fab Five Cook Up Trouble in 'Nailed It!' Crossover Clip," 29 June 2018 Even Kate and William’s eight-layer confection was, beneath the fondant, fruitcake—that mortar-like substance dating from at least the mid-Renaissance. Tamar Adler, Vogue, "What Statement Should Your Wedding Cake Make?," 17 May 2018 Natalia Roman still has photos of her first attempt at decorating with fondant. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "1 part talent + 1 part quirky = bakery success for Crumby Art in Elm Grove," 25 May 2018 The cake is sturdy and dense, encased with slivered almonds, topped with chocolate and swirled white fondant. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, "Has Boston cream pie been manipulated beyond recognition? It’s a question with many layers.," 21 May 2018 Yes, under all of those layers of fondant and intricate icing art, there's just a big ol' slab of knobby fruit cement. Aj Willingham, Cnn Design: Megan Pendergrass, CNN, "How to throw one helluva (proper) Royal Wedding party," 2 May 2018 The vanilla cupcake contains guava cream and is topped with buttercream icing and fondant Minnie ears. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Millennial pink food and drink popping up on Disney plates," 13 Apr. 2018 Even the dessert course, edible flower pots de créme sculpted from fondant, were almost too pretty to eat - almost. Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle, "VIP view: Inside Tootsies' "Spring is Served" Fashion Show & Lunch at River Oaks Country Club," 11 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of fondant

1877, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for fondant

borrowed from French, noun derivative from present participle of fondre "to melt" — more at found entry 5

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