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

Examples of spun sugar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pastry cook to hire for spun sugar and chocolate towers? Bill Addison, Los Angeles Times, 19 Aug. 2021 Entranced, Simard watched as leaf litter—shed by birches, hemlocks, cedars, and firs—was raked back to expose a swath of fungal tendrils glistening like spun sugar. Rebecca Giggs, The Atlantic, 17 June 2021 Her Emma is pure spun sugar with a tart sour-candy center — and some of the best not-strictly-historical costumes since Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette. Leah Greenblatt, EW.com, 29 June 2020 First lady Nancy Reagan commissioned him to craft desserts in the shape of cellos, their strings fashioned from spun sugar, in honor of the Russian cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich. Emily Heil, BostonGlobe.com, 24 June 2020 First lady Nancy Reagan commissioned him to craft , their strings fashioned from spun sugar, in honor of the Russian cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich. Washington Post, 24 June 2020 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, 24 May 2019

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First Known Use of spun sugar

1846, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of spun sugar was in 1846

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“Spun sugar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spun%20sugar. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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