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Dec 21, 2022
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pastillage
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pastillage
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pastillage

PRONUNCIATION:
(PAH-stee-ahj)

MEANING:
noun: A sugar paste that’s molded into shapes and figures for decorating cakes, etc.

ETYMOLOGY:
From French pastillage (a small figure made of sugar), from pastille (lozenge), from Spanish pastilla (candy), from Latin pasta (dough). Earliest documented use: 1883.

USAGE:
“A wedding cake, covered in a soft ivory fondant, and a series of pale pink camellias, beautifully formed out of pastillage.”
Linda W. Yezak; Cat Lady’s Secret; Harbourlight; 2014.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
If there is a God, I don't think He would demand that anyone bow down or stand up to him. -Rebecca West, author and journalist (21 Dec 1892-1983)

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