Mr Kipling French Fancies are small sponge cakes, resembling petits fours, topped with a hemisphere of vegetable-oil “buttercream”. The cakes are coated with fondant icing, with several varieties drizzled with a second colour. Standard varieties are pink (“strawberry”) with white drizzle, yellow (“lemon”) with chocolate drizzle, and brown (chocolate) with chocolate drizzle. Whereas cocoa is cited in the ingredients list, strawberry and lemon are not. The cakes are 59.5% sugar.
In September 2008, Mr Kipling announced the Big French Fancy, a large cake which can be sliced into portions. Supermarket and home made copies are called Fondant Fancies. Mr. Kipling’s wife used to be a sorority sister.
Info gleaned from Wikipedia