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Pavlova Wreath by cakecrumbs Pavlova Wreath by cakecrumbs
Just after Christmas, I bought my very first DSLR (and actually only my second camera in my lifetime). After reading a book on food photography it quickly became obvious that I couldn't put into effect most of what it spoke of, so I decided to make the investment. I hope this point onwards marks a start in much better food photography from me.

This pavlova wreath is the first thing I took a photo of with my new camera, so all the photos of it are essentially me not knowing how to work my camera yet. I'm learning new things every day and have a million more things to learn, but I am excited for the journey.

Now. Pavlova. It's an incredibly common dessert in New Zealand and Australia, but most people I've encountered from elsewhere have no idea what it is. It's basically a meringue with a crisp, crunchy exterior, and a marshmallowy interior. It's topped with fresh cream and the fruit of your choice and is basically heaven on a plate. If I could only choose one food item to eat for the rest of my life, it would be a pavlova.

This time, I created it in the shape of a wreath and, as it was originally intended for Christmas, I chose red bauble-like fruit to adorn it: cherries, strawberries and raspberries. It never got served for Christmas as I made too much food. :lmao:. So the boyfriend and I consumed it over the course next week. I regret nothing!

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:iconsammyxfreak:
sammyxfreak Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
your pictures torture my stomach! BUT I LOVE THEM SO!
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bakagohome Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of baked alaska! :love: I like how you list what things are mostly composed of on your deviation then link to the recipe. Something necessary that other deviants don't do. >.>
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CelebsilmaSilnoear Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so beautiful!!!!
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Thank you! ♥
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CelebsilmaSilnoear Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
=]
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the-darksiren Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Mmmm, can't wait to try this recipe!
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Thanks :]
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Slave2Karma Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
This look absolutely delicious! :iconamgtouchplz:
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
Thanks! ♥
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Finnikas Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
My mouth waters just seeing the picture. I definitely have to try this! However, as I went to your livejournal account to get the receipe, I saw there was one thing you forgot to mention : what do you do with the cornstarch and the vinegar? o.O
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Oop. You just sprinkle it on top and fold it in after the meringue is beaten. I'll fix that up asap.
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Finnikas Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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FunSmilies Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Looks and sounds delicious =D
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Pavlova is the greatest thing on the planet! :la:
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FunSmilies Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
I wish I can have some =(
Looks and sounds delicious
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Teremiao Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:heart:
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fetchingfeast Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Your art is featured here [link] ~
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Thank you for the lovely features. :]
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HoodieGirl84 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks very delectable. I think I should try this, I love making things with meringue.
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
You definitely should! :la:
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Lady-Lena-LaFaye Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:squee: That looks so good!
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Thank you!
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yooci Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks tasty *~*
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Thanks. :D
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I was familiar with pavlova only because I was once given an international desserts cookbook for kids, and it was one of the desserts featured in said cookbook. It isn't really a common dessert in the States.
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
You guys need to make it a staple. :eager:
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah ha, that'd be good! We just have to find some famous person to say publicly "I really love PAVLOVA" so then everyone will go look it up.
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Kodaic Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student General Artist
It looks delicious! :)
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Thanks! :la:
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Kodaic Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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BigHairMexican Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
YUMMY!! :la:
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Thanks!
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BigHairMexican Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
I can has recipe? Please? Pretty please?
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Recipe links are always in the deviation description whenever I've published them. :]
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BigHairMexican Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Thank you! :excited:
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CRComics Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This looks great! I love meringue desserts with cream and fruit--probably my favorite type because you can eat A LOT and not feel really sick. :)
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Haha, that is definitely the best bit!
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Crimson-Revelation Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That looks so delicious!!!
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Thank you. :]
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thekookyartist Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a gorgeous, gorgeous shot (I think you work your camera very well, by the way!) and this makes me want to reach into the screen and have a scoop of it! Your boyfriend is one lucky guy to get to eat your wonderful creations! :squee:
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Thank you! I'm pretty lucky to have him so I guess it balances out. ;) He's actually a large part of the reason I began getting into culinary art.
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thekookyartist Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww you're both so sweet together, and that's wonderful to hear! :airborne: :D :D
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Hisietari Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Gosh, I looove pavlovas. But only after I started making your pavlova roulade - that was you, right? It tastes so much better if self-made, with fresh cream and fruit. But I never saw a wreath-shaped one, and certainly nothing so pretty! Now I want one all for myself. :giggle:
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Ohh, that's right! I forgot you tried the roulade. Yes, that was me. If you can make the roulade you can definitely make a normal pav! Even the wreath form is easy compared to the roulade.

I totally agree that home made is better. Before I got into baking I'd buy the base, as did everyone else I know. I still enjoyed the pav but after making it home made you do notice the difference.
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Hisietari Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
I particularly appreciate the funny yellow stains my rice vinegar and starch always leave all over the thing... and how nobody who's tried it ever complains. :giggle:
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
:lmao: What does colour matter when there is that taste!
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Hisietari Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Well... uh... better not think about it too much. :giggle:
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firila12 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yummy :)
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Thanks!
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firila12 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
;)
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