I was out at the dollar strore and I found this mug!
It was so big and cool that I couldn’t stop myself from buying it ;)
Plus, I really wanted to use it in a St.Patrick’s day posting! lol.
So, I decided to make a trifle but not any regular trifle.
I wanted to “Irish it up” and there is no better way to do that than to use the colors of the Irish flag...
Orange, white and green! :)
There are so many layers of "delicousness" in this single mug...
The trifle starts off with a green colored vanilla cake (just omit the Hershey's kisses in that recipe) as the base.
That's topped off with orange colored vanilla pudding, followed by chopped up grapes and kiwis, white vanilla cake, green colored vanilla pudding, some pieces of oranges and finally buttercream icing "froth"!!!!
Btw, I figured out how to add labels in Photoshop... Woohoo! :D
I even made an Irish flag out of colored sugar and placed my mug on top of it!
Just perfect... don't ya agree? :D
To make this trifle, you will need the following ingredients:
Vanilla cake in 3 colors- orange, white & green (just omit the Hershey's kisses in that recipe)
Vanilla pudding in 3 colors - orange, white & green
White buttercream icing
Chopped up kiwis
Chopped up green grapes
Small pieces of oranges
And here are the steps:
Prepare your cake batter.
Then, divide the batter into 3 bowls.
Leave one bowl as is and color the other two batters green and orange.
Once the cakes are baked, allow them to cool and slice them up into small pieces.
Sticking to my orange, white and green Irish flag theme, I chose fruits that were green and orange (I couldn’t find any white fruits :S )
Slice your oranges, kiwis and grapes fairly small.
Prepare your puddings in orange, white and green colors.
Then, start layering everything in your big beer mug.
Finally, use a round decorating tip to pipe buttercream icing on top of the mug, to create the illusion of "froth."
And that's it!
You are done! Serve cold and store leftovers in the fridge.
I have one final posting that’s relevant to St.Patrick’s day and I am very excited about sharing it...
You will have to wait a few more days.
But, here’s a hint: it has something to do with leprechauns ;)