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

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From certain distances, the pinkishness appeared to achieve the substance of cake fondant. Wesley Morris, New York Times, "The N.B.A.’s Draft Show Goes On, With Style — Even if It Shouldn’t," 21 June 2019 The menu also includes a classic Paris Brest pastry, fondants, mochi ice cream and cheesecake. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "Beard Papa’s cream puffs bakery to open in Houston Chinatown June 22," 17 June 2019 This accurate scale model made of chocolate fondant and spun sugar—which must have involved hours of collaboration with the Pei office—was greeted with shrieks of delight by the architect’s guest. Martin Filler, The New York Review of Books, "I.M. Pei: Establishment Modernism Lite," 24 May 2019 Just after dinner, out came dozens of personalized cakes placed in front of nominees who found that on their dessert, their works were somehow represented in fondant and icing decoration. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Anna Wintour and Bee Carrozzini Host a Dinner in Honor of the Tony Awards," 20 May 2019 And, of course, a birthday isn’t complete without cake, so the incredible evening was finally topped off with a warm caramel fondant, adorned with a birthday candle especially for Suri. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Katie Holmes Reportedly Flew Suri Cruise to Paris for Her 13th Birthday, and It Sounds Incredible," 26 Apr. 2019 Cut 2 triangles from black fondant for ears and adhere to head using a little leftover ganache. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Halloween Cat Cake," 2 Oct. 2018 Roll black fondant into a 9- by 3-inch rectangle and place on cake between buttons. Anna Helm Baxter, Country Living, "Santa Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting," 7 Dec. 2018 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

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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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