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fancy

1. (of a domestic animal) bred for particular qualities
2. Lit the power to conceive and represent decorative and novel imagery, esp in poetry. Fancy was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than imagination
3. Music a composition for solo lute, keyboard, etc., current during the 16th and 17th centuries
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It includes finger sandwiches, fancy cakes, scones with clotted cream and fresh fruit preserve, and a pot of tea.
She got to meet Prince Philip and eat fancy cakes on the lawn, hopefully a small payback.
Home bakers receive chapters divided into easily-digestible themes ("Plain Cakes", "Fancy Cakes") that include plenty of baking basics perfect for newcomers to either French food or baking in general.
Here, you can sit inside or out and order the usual type of panini-style snacks as well as some very fancy cakes.
As Middle Easterns we don't have those fancy cakes and pastel colored decorations.
Nowadays I'm doing crusty bread and mostly butteries, pies, softies and fancy cakes.
Be inspired by the polo set and take to the countryside with hampers of sandwiches, fancy cakes and jugs of iced Pimm's...
It's in the Nine Streets that the most interesting artisan shops are to be found: the traditional bakers and cheese shop, one of the oldest coffee houses in the city, a patisserie selling fancy cakes and the best hot chocolate, even a quirky costume shop whose tiny interior resembles a theatre gallery while, nearby, multi-coloured boots and handbags are being showcased by one of the city's top contemporary designers.
It certainly seems safe to say that 2012 is the Year of the Cake, with top trends ranging from fancy cakes of elaborate designs to minimalist cakes to tall cakes, push-up cakes, cake pops and more.
The Washington, D.C.-based owner of Fancy Cakes by Leslie knows how to make and bake designs with the best of 'em.
When you walk around the cake shops in France and Italy, your mouth waters just looking in the windows at the exquisite fancy cakes and chocolate.