Is it cheating if I post something that I didn't make? Well honestly I don't really care. My buddy Chris baked this for Christmas eve last night and when he sent me pics of it, I felt like it had to be made public for everyone to see. Why? Well, when I bake stuff, 9 times out of 10 it comes out looking like crap. Don't get me wrong, it usually tastes okay (and even if it doesn't, it still gets eaten), but it was as if all the holiday gods were smiling and this was the result. No I didn't get to taste it, but I'm sure it tasted as gorgeous as it looks. It's so hypnotic, perfect concentric circles of freshly cut fruit sitting in caramelized pools of fructose syrup. It just looks so fluffy and light, and so inviting with rings of whipped cream. Sigh... it almost makes me wish that my family celebrated Christmas/Winter Solstice.