even, 1/2 to 3/4 inch coverage of the shape is important. then, armed
only again only with my trusty spoon, i make a well in the middle
of the shape and build the edges of the shape up a bit. of course,
i do not make a hole in the middle of the heart, just a heart shaped
well that will be of vital importance later on in this recipe. it
is not beyond me to add a little extra meringue around the edges to
get the desired effect.