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 The knife destroys the pristine veneer of fondant and, in so doing, liberates the cake within. New York Times, 11 Aug. 2021 After their very first meeting, Hadid, who shares 11-month-old daughter Khai with Zayn Malik, posted a photo of their stunning finished cakes, which featured white fondant and colorful frosted flowers. Greta Bjornson,, 4 Aug. 2021 Use it to roll out fondant, pasta, pizza, or any type of homemade dough. Chris Hachey, BGR, 30 June 2021 But it also can be used to gently chop fruits and veggies, slice up avocados, evenly cut brownies, scoop up vegetables and herbs and transfer them to a pot or smooth out frosting and fondant on a cake. Chris Hachey, BGR, 10 June 2021 The texture will be fondant-like: really white and sticky. Adrian Spinelli, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 May 2021 Adorning the cartoonishly shaggy frosting was a pair of fondant googly eyes, with cashews for eyebrows. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, 30 Apr. 2021 The Cadbury version with its fake yolk was introduced in 1971, made by pouring liquid chocolate into a half-egg shaped mold, filling it with white fondant and a dab of yellow fondant, and topped off with more chocolate. Melissa Locker, Southern Living, 23 Mar. 2021 To design a cake into a human face, excess amounts of fondant icing (a moldable and edible cake frosting that tastes awful) needed to be used. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, 28 Sep. 2020

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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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“Fondant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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