Here is the story :) As an Aussie living "Up Over" (in the US) I asked help my 11 year old niece make Pavlova for her report on Australian Christmas Traditions & food. The report was handed in & then I got the urgent call from my Brother. As part of her report she was to make a "Pav" & serve it to her class. She had handed in her report with a traditional Pavlova recipe. It serves 6-8 people. Her class is comprised of 32 kids required to taste some Aussie "Chrissy" traditional tucker (food). If you have ever made a Pav, you know it takes a LOT of work. For an inexperienced 11 year old making the meringue base/crust, it's tough stuff & I was not up to the challenge helping her make five of them. Then possums (as Dame Edna would say), a stroke of brilliance struck me & we decided to try and fake it! To my surprise it worked! YEAH MATE! Tastes really close to the real deal. I've uploaded some pics to show the Mini Faux Pav we made to test the recipe out, & then the final result as made by my niece.