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Definition of Fondant

What does Fondant mean?


  1. candy made of a thick creamy sugar paste
    • more generic words: candy / confect = a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts

Alternative definition


  1. A flavored sugar preparation, used for icing cakes.
  2. Dark chocolate.
  3. A croquette.


Fondant is one of several kinds of icing-like substance used to decorate or sculpt pastries. The word, in French, means "melting", coming from the same root as "foundry" in English.

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Google previewNucleation in Condensed Matter (2010)

Applications in Materials and Biology by Ken Kelton, Alan Lindsay Greer

A fondant is a smooth sugar paste, in which the crystal phase fraction should be high (typically 60%) and near equilibrium in a syrup matrix. Further crystallization is undesirable, as it would lead to interlocking of the crystals and hardening of ...

Google previewProfessional Baking (2012)

by Wayne Gisslen

Fondant is a sugar syrup that is crystallized to a smooth, creamy white mass. It is familiar as the icing for napoleons, éclairs, petits fours, and some cakes. When applied, it sets up into a shiny, nonsticky coating. A note is in order regarding the  ...

Google previewFine Chocolates (2007)

Great Experience by Jean-Pierre Wybauw

Fondant sugar dough Fondant is a white, sweet creamy dough. The dough is ...

Google previewChocolates and Confections at Home with The Culinary Institute of America (2009)

by Peter P. Greweling

FONDANT is a crystallized sugar mixture used by bakers, pastry chefs, and candy makers as icing, glaze, and as the foundation of candies. Home candy makers seldom make their own fondant from scratch, more commonly buying it ...

Google previewPractical Cooking and Serving (1902)

A Complete Manual of how to Select, Prepare, and Serve Food by Janet McKenzie Hill

Fondant is the basis of all French cream candies. It also makes the best frosting for eclairs and small cakes. The varieties of candies made from fondant is also limitless. This is produced first of all by the kind of sugar used in the ...

Google previewBaker's Manual (2012)

by Joseph Amendola, Nicole Rees

Fondant is an ultra-smooth candy used as a coating for petits fours, napoleons, pastries, and smooth-surfaced wedding cakes. Fondant is created by the formation of millions of minuscule crystals that are so small the tongue cannot discern ...

Google previewFast Food and Junk Food: An Encyclopedia of What We Love to Eat (2011)

An Encyclopedia of What We Love to Eat by Andrew F. Smith

Fat, Dietary Food Allergy Food Intolerance Fondant There are five major types of dietary fats: saturated, unsaturated, polyunsaturated, monounsaturated, and partially hydrogenated vegetable oil. Saturated fats are saturated with hydrogen ...

Google previewThe Wizard of Food's Encyclopedia of Kitchen & Cooking Secrets (2010)

by Myles H. Bader

FONDANT. Sugary syrup that is usually cooked until it is a soft ball; then kneaded until creamy. FONIO. PASTA. Fonio is an African grain that has been popular in Africa for hundreds of years and is now gaining popularity in the United States.



Pour ce qui est du bruit des aéronefs, se fondant sur les recommandations du CAEP,le Conseil de l'OACI a adopté en 2001 une nouvelle norme acoustique du Chapitre 4, plus contraignante que celle du Chapitre 3. À compter du 1er janvier  ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Heraldica Or Complete Dictionary of Heraldry (1828)

by William Berry

Fondant, a French term for what we call stooping- for prey, as when an eagle, falcon, or other carnivorous bird flies down to seize its prey. Fontal. The gods of fountains and rivers and water nymphs are generally depicted with a water-pot, from ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Kitchen History (2004)

by Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Duringthe Korean War, theaircrew ration, a World War II snack intended for pilots, parachutists, crew, passengers, longrange missions,and survivors ofcrashes, contained loose candies, candybars, chocolate drops, fondant, gum drops, licorice ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Jewish Food (2010)

by Gil Marks

rare delicious treat: a white-jelly fondant called sharope." Sephardic Fruit Paste Candies (Dulce de F ruta) about twenty-five.

Google previewFoods & Nutrition Encyclopedia (1993)

by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger


Google previewThe Christmas Encyclopedia, 3d ed. (2013)

by William D. Crump

marzipan (almond fondant molded into the shapes of fruits, vegetables ...

Google previewMazdaznan Encyclopaedia of Dietetics and Home Cook Book (1905)

Cooked and Uncooked Foods, what to Eat and how to Eat it ... by Otoman Zar-Adusht Hanish

Prepare a fondant by putting into a graniteware saucepan two cupfuls granulated sugar and one cupful water. ~ Stir until sugar is nearly dissolved; place on fire as Candies.

Google previewLexicon of Environmental Law / Les définitions du droit de l’environnement (2012)

by Cédric Viale

Annexe, les Parties la Convention intéressées par le transport envisagé se concertent pour classer la substance titre provisoire aux fins dudit transport, en se fondant sur les directives mentionnées au paragraphe 2 de la présente règle.

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Scrabble value of F4O1N1D2A1N1T1

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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