I know so many useful recipes. Sean and I joined forces for another ingenious creation. Here are the photos and instructions.
1. Make a cake of some kind. This one was a white cake. Cut it into a cool shape like a hexagon. (we're making two here) Cut the hexagon horizontally into 3rds. Periodically gorge self on leftover cake wedges. Force self to throw them away lest you eat it all before you get to the actual dessert.
2. Make a strawberry sauce with strawberries, sugar, and the Cuisinart mini mate plus- chopper/grinder, the tiniest thing you've ever seen. I can hold it between my thumb and middle finger.
3. Spoon strawberry sauce over bottom layer.
4. Add sliced bananas.
5. Add middle cake layer and repeat steps 3 & 4. Remark how cool it's looking and declare another Law of Food stating that foods with layers are always more fun.
6. Add the top layer of cake and admire your little cake sandwich. Remark nerdily to no one in particular, "oh ho, we're not done yet!"
7. Whip a small bowl of cream. Before it's 100% whipped, add a heaping blob of lemon curd to it and finish whipping. Taste it. Die in ecstasy. Come back to life. Refrain from licking lemon curd directly from the jar. Be grateful sort of, that the jar is small so you can't stick your whole head in it. Go on and on and on about how you love lemon curd.
8. Take the whipped lemon cream and slather it all over the hexagonal cakes. Hear spouse say, "this is the perfect activity for a frustrated painter."
9. Using blueberries, kiwi, and strawberry slices, decorate the cakes. Compare your cake to your spouse's. Steal all the blueberries so they don't have any to decorate with. Try to outline the top with blueberries to make a hexagon but end up having a 7-sided shape, somehow. septagon? Take several pictures to show the cakes in their glory.
10. At long last, partake of your hexagonal trifle layer cake. Bask in its sweet tartness. Love the layers. Love the cake.