Fondant has more than one meaning. Most people are familiar with a kind of icing called fondant. You can neatly coat a cake with fondant by rolling a sheet and covering a cake.
You can dye and flavor the fondant and mold it into any shape imaginable. Fondant is like sugar clay.
Fondant is also a French Dessert.
It’s usually a small warm chocolate cake with a molten center.
I recently went to a very nice new restaurant and saw chocolate fondant on the menu so I ordered it.
They gave me chocolate but it wasn’t warm and was cold. The dessert also didn’t have a melting center. It was just a forking lump of chocolate sugar paste. It was forking chocolate fondant frosting.