Confection vs Bake - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between confection and bake

is that confection is a food item prepared very sweet, frequently decorated in fine detail, and often preserved with sugar, such as a candy, sweetmeat, fruit preserve, pastry, or cake while bake is nautical traffic sign or buoy.

As a verb confection

is to make into a confection, prepare as a confection.

confection

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A food item prepared very sweet, frequently decorated in fine detail, and often preserved with sugar, such as a candy, sweetmeat, fruit preserve, pastry, or cake.
  • The table was covered with all sorts of tempting confections .
  • The act or process of confecting; the process of making]], compounding, or [[prepare, preparing something.
  • The result of such a process; something made up or confected; a concoction.
  • The defense attorney maintained that the charges were a confection of the local police.
  • (dated) An artistic, musical, or literary work taken as frivolous, amusing, or contrived; a composition of a light nature.
  • (dated) Something, such as a garment or a decoration, seen as very elaborate, delicate, or luxurious, usually also seen as impractical or non-utilitarian.
  • * 2007 , , Primal Desires
  • She found a sexy, lacy confection in a lingerie drawer and quickly slipped into it.
  • (pharmacology) A preparation of medicine sweetened with sugar, honey, syrup, or the like; an electuary.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To make into a confection, prepare as a confection.
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    bake

    English

    Verb

    (bak)
  • (transitive, or, intransitive) To cook (something) in an oven.
  • I baked a delicious cherry pie.
    She's been baking all day to prepare for the dinner.
  • To dry by heat.
  • To prepare food by baking it.
  • To be baked to heating or drying.
  • The clay baked in the sun.
  • (figuratively) To be hot.
  • It is baking in the greenhouse.
    I'm baking after that workout in the gym.
  • (slang) To smoke marijuana.
  • To harden by cold.
  • * Shakespeare:
  • The earth is baked with frost.
  • * Spenser:
  • They bake their sides upon the cold, hard stone.

    Usage notes

    In the dialects of northern England, the simple past book'' and past participle ''baken are sometimes encountered.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * baked * bake-off * baking * in a bake * half-baked

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (UK, NZ) Any of various baked dishes resembling casserole.
  • * 2009 , Rosalind Peters, Kate Pankhurst, Clive Boursnell, Midnight Feast Magic: Sleepover Fun and Food
  • If you happen to have small, heat-proof glass or ceramic pots in your kitchen (known as ramekins) then you can make this very easy pasta bake in fun-size, individual portions.
  • The act of cooking food by baking.
  • Anagrams

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