fondant

noun
fon·​dant | \ ˈfän-dənt How to pronounce fondant (audio) \

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

Examples of fondant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dale said the glaze tastes better than fondant, which is traditionally used to give a cake a smooth appearance. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, "There won't be a Blue Ribbon cake competition in 2020, so let's relive past winning recipes," 6 Aug. 2020 Each doughnut is topped with a photo of Beshear printed with edible ink on fondant, similar to photos on birthday cakes. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, "'We will get through this' with something sweet — these tasty Beshear-themed doughnuts," 16 Apr. 2020 In the weeklong Summer Cake Camp at the three Los Angeles locations of Duff’s Cakemix, campers focus on decorating, learning to shape and sculpt fondant, make and work with buttercream, and even airbrush with edible spray. Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, "How to Keep Cooking-Obsessed Kids Busy This Summer," 19 June 2018 One woman left a cake, with Batman in fondant, on her porch. Christine Hauser, New York Times, "As the Coronavirus Rages, Birthday Parties Celebrate Life in Isolation," 2 Apr. 2020 Step 5 Roll colored fondant into a tiny balls and place in the center of each flower. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Easy Flower Cupcakes," 19 Feb. 2020 But Beard Papa’s has more than just cream puffs: The quirky dessert locale also has cheesecake, chocolate fondant, and custard cream drinks. Cristin Espinosa, Dallas News, "Crepes and fish-shaped cakes: 5 must-visit Asian dessert spots at Frisco Ranch," 12 Feb. 2020 Using a 2-inch round cutter, cut rounds from fondant. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Ghost Cupcakes," 12 Sep. 2019 After all, there are way more people who can’t recreate a fancy, four-tiered cake covered in fondant, with spun sugar decor and complicated flavor combinations, than those who can. Gerrad Hall, EW.com, "Behind the scenes of Nailed It Holiday with Nicole Byer and the show's 'secret chef'," 24 Dec. 2019

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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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9 Aug 2020

Cite this Entry

“Fondant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fondant. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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