spun sugar

noun

Definition of spun sugar

: sugar boiled to long threads and gathered up and shaped into desired forms or heaped on a stick as a candy … thin shells of chocolate filled with caramel and white chocolate mousse and cradled in a nest of spun sugar.— Jeff Book

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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

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First Known Use of spun sugar

1846, in the meaning defined above

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