spun sugar

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  1. a confection resembling fluff or floss, made from hot boiled sugar that has threaded, used as a garnish, frosting, or in making cotton candy.

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How to use spun sugar in a sentence

  • Banana ice cream, frozen chocolate mousse, a web of spun sugar, almond cake, chocolate crunches.

  • Cakes must be glazed in red, and the ice cream, served in artistic little baskets of spun sugar, to take the form of red roses.

    Breakfasts and Teas | Paul Pierce
  • The ice cream in flower forms is brought in in a spun sugar nest resting on twigs of pussy willows.

    Breakfasts and Teas | Paul Pierce
  • Ornaments of spun sugar I have a very great dislike to for a dinner, but if required, the sugar must be boiled to the last degree.

  • When ready to serve turn the charlotte on to a dish and garnish with a wreath of spun sugar or serve plain.

    Desserts and Salads | Gesine Lemcke
  • Sugar rocks were strewn about with precipices of nougat, glaciers of vanilla candy, and waterfalls of spun sugar.

    The Art of Entertaining | M. E. W. Sherwood

British Dictionary definitions for spun sugar

spun sugar

  1. US another term for candyfloss

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