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Colin The Caterpillar Trifle

Colin the Caterpillar fans look away now! We've taken your favourite birthday cake and turned it into an epic trifle!

food

Colin The Caterpillar Trifle

Colin the Caterpillar fans look away now! We've taken your favourite birthday cake and turned it into an epic trifle!

Ingredients

  • 2 x 500ml tubs ready-made chilled custard – look for one with real vanilla seeds
  • 500g white chocolate, melted
  • 1 Colin or Connie the caterpillars, sliced, keep one head
  • and one tail for decoration
  • 1 jar store-bought strawberry jam
  • 350g fresh strawberries, roughly chopped
  • 100ml Chambord
  • 300g tub double cream
  • 200ml tub crème fraîche
  • 25g icing sugar
  • 100g Smarties - pink ones only or any pink shelled candy
  • Sweets
  • 25g freeze-dried strawberries

Steps

  1. Melt the chocolate in a bain marie over a medium heat. Take off the heat and pour in the custard, mixing to combine. Cover with cling film and cool.
  2. Heat the strawberry jam slightly in a saucepan set over a low heat and add the roughly chopped strawberries. Set aside to cool completely.
  3. Arrange the cake slices in the base and sides of a trifle bowl. Sprinkle over the chambord - making sure the pieces of cake on the outside of the trifle dish gets sprinkled as well. Add 1/3 of the white chocolate custard to the trifle dish followed by ½ of the strawberries and jam, follow with a further ⅓ of the custard, then add a layer of cake, the remaining ⅓ of custard and the final ½ of the jam.
  4. In a bowl whisk the cream, creme fraiche and icing sugar together until soft peaks form. Spoon on top of the trifle. Place the reserved head and tail of Colin/Connie into the cream, and sprinkle with the pink Smarties/sweets and freeze-dried strawberries.