We were invited at the last minute to a Memorial Day get-together at a friends' house, and I'd just gotten a new trifle bowl, so of course, I had to make red, white and blue trifle :). I ran to Wally World at about 10:30 the night before and the only pound cake I could find were these eight-to-a-box mini poundcakes. I was hoping to find a lemon poundcake, or at least a Sara Lee frozen poundcake, but I think everyone had the same idea I did. I decided to do four berry layers, so I bought frozen blueberries, frozen raspberries, and frozen blackberries and fresh strawberries. I sprinkled them all with a little sugar and let them sit overnight. I decided to use cheesecake pudding (it just seemed like it'd work). Since we don't do liqueur, I decided to spread the poundcake with preserves. While I was trying to decide which one I wanted to use, I spotted a triple berry ice cream topping by Smuckers (strawberry, raspberry,blackberry) and decided on that. It's thinner than jam or jelly, so I think it'll soak into the poundcake nicely, but not turn it to mush. When I put this together tomorrow, I'm going to do traditional layers. Poundcake, blackberries,pudding, poundcake, raspberries, pudding, poundcake, blueberries, pudding, poundcake, strawberries, pudding. I've made a basic version of this before, and it's always a huge hit. I think this is a great recipe you can have a lot of fun with modifying and adding your own personal touches to.
*It went over REALLY well. I made a huge bow
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We were invited at the last minute to a Memorial Day get-together at a friends' house, and I'd...