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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Roll orange fondant and cut circles to serve as eyes and toes. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Halloween Cat Cake," 2 Oct. 2018 Roll white fondant and cut out bones, skull, and insides of ears. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Halloween Cat Cake," 2 Oct. 2018 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,, "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

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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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