Meringues are crumbly, sweet, airy and delicious to the core. There are three types of meringues - the Swiss Meringue, the Italian Meringue and the French Meringue. Of the three, the latter is the simplest to make and the most popular too. In comparison to the Swiss and Italian methods, the French method results in a shatteringly light and crisp meringue while the other two are more dense & candylike.
Sponge cakes are very deceptive looking things. They taste great, seem simple enough to make, but even the slightest error in the preparation process can ruin them, turning them dry and dense. Ideally, sponge cakes should be soft, light, fluffy, and moist. But achieving that is easier said than done.