Monday, July 22, 2013

All in Honor of the Royal Baby…A Royal English Trifle…

Royal English Mixed Berry Trifle
     The big day has finally arrived, yes I know that EVERYONE already knows, but William and Kate have had their baby!   I have to say I was so excited for them!  I remember the day that they were getting married and waking up early to watch their wedding as I had a traditional English breakfast.  It was so much fun!  She was radiant, he was dashing, and the venue was amazing.
     So here we are, a little over two years later, and the royal baby FINALLY enters the world.  It seems like “royal bump watch” has been going on non-stop from the day of the pregnancy announcement.  I’ll admit it, I’ve always been fascinated by the royal family and always wonder what it would be like to be a royal.  This new little prince is definitely going to have a charmed, life with opportunities galore, but a very watched and measured life as well.
     In honor of the royal baby, we definitely need to have a celebration, besides I love any reason to have a true “British” celebration.  I make no secret of the fact that I love most all things British.  So in honor of the birth of the new prince, here is my ultimate royal birthday cake!

Good Enough For a Royal English Trifle


2 (8 or 9 inch) white cake layers, baked and cooled
2 pints fresh strawberries hulled
1/2 cup white sugar
1 pint fresh blueberries
1 pint blackberries
1 pint raspberries
2 bananas
1/2 cup orange juice
1 (3.5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
2 cups milk
1 cup heavy whipping cream
mint for garnish
    Slice & hull strawberries and sprinkle them with sugar. Cut the bananas into slices and toss with orange juice. Combine pudding mix with milk and mix until smooth. Cut the cake into 1 inch cubes.

     Use half of the cake cubes to line the bottom of a large glass bowl.  Layer half of the strawberries followed by half of the other berries, and then half of the bananas.

     Spread half of the pudding over the fruit. Repeat layers in the same order.  In a medium bowl, whip the cream to stiff peaks and spread over top of trifle.  Top with additional berries and mint for garnish

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