Fondant is a fine and creamy sugar mass, which has been recrystallized under defined conditions. This step is called beating.
Fondant is used as a filling in chocolates or confections. Its structure can be white and soft with a touch of mint. It also can be creamy and milky with a caramel color when other components like milk or cocoa powders are added to the recipe.
Another variation is basic fondant which is sold in blocks. Basic fondant is used as a decoration or coating for baked goods or other products. The consistency and taste are customized according to the specifications. The addition of colors and flavors leads to a wide variety of applications.