A Pavlova Cake - yes, there is such a thing. I decided I was going to conquer my hesitancy in making meringue. So what do I choose - A berry meringue staked cake. Yup. Go big or go home.
I did do several days of research to figure out what exactly I wanted to do and to tweet recipes - of course. I settled on a traditional meringue and a vanilla pastry cream - basics. Topped it with fresh berries.
So the berries needed to be placed better - I just sort of piled them on at the end. I have to say, the meringue was marshmallowy and yet the crust was crunchy. The pastry cream was perfect, smooth and creamy and held up beautifully.