Anyway, Spring birthday + Outdoor party (please Idaho weather don't suck) = Ina Garten's fresh and delicious-looking Mixed Berry Pavlova.
I have been wanting to try my hand at a pavlova for the last year, and I think that this is the perfect occasion! Avery is a berry nut (like her mama) and meringue is like crunchy marshmallows (Which totally = PERFECT kid food. They LOVE marshmallows). My nieces beg me to make them meringue cookies all of the time, so I think all of the kids will enjoy this (as well as the adults). Plus it's super simple and fancy-looking.
So, what do you think? Pretentious toddler food? Or perfect birthday cake?