I have an order where the client wants me to use pastillage instead of fondant or buttercream. I've only used pastillage to create cake toppers but the way she described it was to make a naked cake using the pastillage so I'm not even sure if that's possible or if she's mistaken. For those who understand spanish she referred to merenguitos when she was trying to explain what pastillage was which is pretty much whipped egg whites. Can anyone explain what she might be talking about or share a recipe that is similar to a buttercream consistency but lighter and less sweet? I'm pretty stumped on this one.
Thanks in advance!!
Boy it sounds like she is totally mistaken. It might be a matter of mispronouncing a word. In the decorating world pastillage is an extra hard product similar to fondant and used to build things like houses to be put on a cake - not to build a cake(??)
I thought so.
I think she wants meringue, not pastillage. You definitely cannot cover a cake with pastillage unless you never plan to cut it.