Meaning of fondant in English:

fondant

Pronunciation /ˈfɒnd(ə)nt/

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noun

mass noun
  • 1A thick paste made of sugar and water and often flavoured or coloured, used in the making of sweets and the icing and decoration of cakes.

    ‘Fondant icing is literally fondant warmed with a little syrup, flavoured, and coloured.’
    • ‘The festival will include cakes for all occasions, with toppings made of fondant, butter cream, fresh cream, and royal icing.’
    • ‘In a saucepan over low heat, combine corn syrup and fondant and cook, stirring constantly, until a light caramel color.’
    • ‘However, Darcey's favourite nibble slips down the nutritional pecking order on account of its sugary fondant centre.’
    • ‘Then I covered them with rolled fondant (a kind of icing) and painted them with icing color paste.’
    • ‘In a saucepan, cook the fondant and corn syrup to a temperature of 310 degrees.’
    • ‘Sugar paste, home made or bought, is sometimes erroneously called fondant icing.’
    • ‘She showed the members how to make beautiful flowers and other decorations from fondant icing and sugar paste.’
    • ‘For our wedding, we had fresh raspberries mixed in with the filling and a rolled fondant icing.’
    • ‘And then there are those where the fondant - the essential goo - seems to have seeped through what should be a tough chocolate shell.’
    1. 1.1count noun A sweet made of fondant.
      ‘Pudding, however, was a triumph, with Lucinda's chocolate fondant being a gooey delight.’
      • ‘The chocolate brûlée was the pick of the three, but the fondant and the white-chocolate sorbet slipped down equally easily.’
      • ‘Of the puddings, a warm chocolate fondant with peanut ice-cream and artichoke caramel really stood out.’
      • ‘Of the puddings, a warm chocolate fondant with peanut ice-cream and artichoke caramel really stood out.’
      • ‘There were also dense slabs of chocolate fondant, and an apple croustade with a light, frilly crust that melted to butter in your mouth.’
      • ‘My wife, more qualified in this area, praised her chocolate fondant, a small sponge tower with a hot, runny filling.’
      • ‘The Hot Cuban fondant is the best dessert I have ever eaten.’
      • ‘Dessert was a clever composition of bite-size warm chocolate and hazelnut fondant, banana souffle, blood orange creme and Bailey's ice cream.’
      • ‘And there's even chocolate fondant for pudding.’
      • ‘The hot chocolate fondant, complemented by a compôte of berries and pistachio ice-cream, rounded off one of the best meals I have eaten this year.’
      • ‘Both the crème brûlée and the vanilla ice cream were average, but the chocolate fondant was obscenely good.’
      • ‘Pudding, however, was a triumph, with Lucinda's chocolate fondant being a gooey delight.’
      piece of confectionery, chocolate, bonbon, fondant, toffee

Origin

Late 19th century from French, literally ‘melting’, present participle of fondre.