fondant

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The towering castle is 85% gingerbread, 10% fondant and 5% chocolate almond bark, noodles and beans. oregonlive, 18 Nov. 2022 It was made using: sugar, water, corn syrup, fondant (which is also water, sugar and corn syrup), marshmallow (also made of sugar and water and gelatin) and a little wax. Haadiza Ogwude, The Enquirer, 31 Oct. 2022 The couple’s tiered wedding cake had fresh orange marigolds and petals on top of the smooth, white fondant icing, and an orange-icing depiction of the Golden Gate bridge, which is near their new home on the San Francisco Peninsula. oregonlive, 23 Oct. 2022 The four-tier cake created by Buddy Valastro’s Carlo’s Bakery featured a sunny landscape, Peppa Pig and all her animal friends in fondant and icing. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 20 Sep. 2022 The remaining tiers consisted of styrofoam elaborately decorated and covered in fondant. Antonia Debianchi, Peoplemag, 9 Aug. 2022 Place one 1½-inch fondant round over lollipop and pinch to close. People Staff, PEOPLE.com, 2 Aug. 2022 Kristina Lavallee and her staff at The Cake Girl in Tampa designed the dessert, which features a vanilla cake, buttercream icing and fondant horns. Anna Lazarus Caplan, Peoplemag, 3 Aug. 2022 And a rich chocolate fondant is then paired with the Talisker 1988 Prima & Ultima 1st Release. George Koutsakis, Forbes, 2 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of fondant was in 1877

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Cite this Entry

“Fondant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fondant. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

fondant

noun

fon·​dant ˈfän-dənt How to pronounce fondant (audio)
1
: a creamy preparation of sugar used as a basis for candies or icings
2
: a candy consisting chiefly of fondant

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