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 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, "The 10 best movies of 2020… so far," 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, "Dieter Schorner, acclaimed pastry chef who revived creme brulee, dies at 83," 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, "Dieter Schorner, acclaimed pastry chef who revived creme brulee, dies at 83," 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, "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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“Spun sugar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spun%20sugar. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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