Jeff’s birthday kicks off the Memorial Day weekend, with my birthday following a week later. When we first met we celebrated separately, now our birthdays have morphed into birthday week… to birthday month.
Here’s a glimpse of the festivities…
Getting all the props ready for the party.
I made “almost” everything for party.
Happy Birthday banner made out of patterned paper.
Strategically placed to surprise Jeff, he surprised me by pretending not to notice the banner. He snuck up behind me, tapped me on the shoulder, pointed to the banner and started singing “Happy Birthday” while breaking into a dance. This led to both of us singing and dancing and eventual hysterical hilarity!
OK, fine he won that one, but I’ll get him back!
Here’s a glimpse at Jeff’s gift…
I made this too! A window pane with his company logo Words and Minds.
Here’s the final piece… YAY, he liked it!
For my birthday gift, Jeff’s got me these…
Beautiful Therese Bugnet Rose shrub… which I am utterly in LOVE with!
So much so, I made this centerpiece for our birthday table.
I even made the dessert cake plate stands and gave one away to our cousin who so graciously served our country in Iran and Afghanistan on two separate tours of duty – we are forever grateful!
But, the best part of our party was the Birthday Trifle Cake.
Here’s another look…
Birthday Trifle Cake recipe
2 pints blueberries
1 pound strawberries
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Lemon crunch cake “Entenmann’s Brand”
2 8 oz containers cool whipped topping
Combine the strawberries in a bowl, add brown sugar, all spice and cinnamon, mix well, cover and let marinate for 1 hour in refrigerator. In a separate bowl combine blueberries and honey, cover and let marinate for one hour in refrigerator. Using a thin serrated knife slice the lemon crunch cake in a sawing motion, cutting the cake into 4 equal layers.
To assemble the trifle, spoon a layer of the whipped cream into a large glass bowl. Add a layer of lemon crunch cake, breaking the slices into pieces that fit. Then soak the cake with a layer of berries and their juices, starting with strawberries and alternating the berries with each layer. Continue layering making 4 to 5 layers, depending on the size of the bowl. The last layer being whipped cream, finish with a dollop of strawberries in the center and blueberries around the edges. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
This was so good that I hid a super huge serving in the fridge to eat tonight. And, because it’s my birthday and I’ll do what I want to!
After eating ourselves into a sugar coma, we soaked up the sunshine and beautiful weather. A perfect way to greet the summertime, celebrate our Birthdays, and to take time to honor those who have served our country.
18 thoughts on “Birthday Trifle Cake”
Beautiful cake! Perfect for a birthday celebration!
Thanks for taking the time to visit! I hope you have fun on your trip!
Happy Birthday to you both. What a wonderfuf post with great pictures that showcase your creativity and talent. Perfect.
You guys are the greatest! Are you enjoying your cake plate? send me a photo with a big luscious cake on it!
Happy Birthday to us! Wish we were neighbors 🙂 xoxo
Happy Birthday to you, cutie! If we were neighbors we would end up opening a restaurant together 😉 Enjoy your day!
I LOVE all your tableware! Is it all vintage? Where did you get it?
And those desserts = fabulousness. They look delicious!
Thank you for stopping by! I love vintage stemware, plates, tablecloths – you name it if it’s girly, pretty and vintage I want it! I have to try your carrot cake!
Wow does that trifle look good! There’s something just so decadent about trifles. Happy Birthday to both of you!
Thank you, Sylvie! A huge compliment from a great blogger like you! I heart your writhing style & photo’s.
I love the concept of “birthday week”…
May have to implement that around here!
drool! that bday triffle cake looks delicious! happy bday!
What a lovely post! The trifle looks delicious!
Thank you! I insist you make it, it’s so-so good!
Mmmm I love trifle and yours looks really berrylicious 😛
Lovely post! I love trifles and yours looks yummy. I love the way you set the table . I love to do table-settings myself. Sets the mood for the party.
Thank you! This was a fun day, it was at the beginning of summer and I spent the day with all the people I love.