I was driving home from work the other day and got a phone call from a man who wanted a cake for his son's surprise birthday party. He asked if I could make a Pavlova cake. His family had taken trips to Australia and had tried this amazing dessert and he could not find anyone in Utah County to make it for him. One of his good friends referred him to me.
I had the man describe the Pavlova to me and I assured him I could do it. Making it turned out to be a fun adventure seeing as I had not made this type of meringue before. It is a bit different from most meringues in that it is supposed to be soft and marshmallow-like in the middle and crispy on the outside. After a bit of trial and error the Pavlova turned out beautiful!
Two meringues filled and topped with whipped topping served with fresh strawberry, kiwi, and mango.