Thursday, April 8, 2010

and the winner is

I think I have decided on a cake for Avery's third birthday coming up next month. I am SO OVER cake and frosting. Bo-ring. haha Perhaps it is because I am running super hot and cold about all sorts of food right now (Tuna: you are disgusting. Celery and peanut butter: I want to have your baby [technically I sort of AM having your baby since I feed you to this kid at least once a day]).
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?


Kaja said...

okay, that looks amazing! you'll have to tell us how it went :)

Dapoppins said...

yum...I was just trying to think of how to make chocolate meringue cookies. Low fat, light, perfect treat for summer. Don't you think?