My Trifling Dessert

I’m heading out to the World on the Square in Corydon, Indiana today. As I said I would, I made trifle. I’ll make pasta e fagioli, too, but I haven’t done that yet.


  • sour cream angelfood cake
  • peaches in light syrup
  • orange marmalade
  • chocolate syrup
  • whipped topping

Two layers of each, with a little blibble of marmalade on top for pretty.

I would take a picture of it, but I made it in an ugly bowl because that was the only thing I have big enough to hold this trifle-for-a-crowd.

WRITING PROMPT: If your main character had to make a dessert for a crowd, what would it be? Store-bought cookies? home-made cheesecake? catered lemon mousse? a campfire and a bag of marshmallows?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “My Trifling Dessert

  1. Mary Montague Sikes

    August 14, 2010 at 7:52pm

    Wish I were a little more of a cook but I can’t find the time. This sounds delicious, not too difficult and a recipe to feed a crowd!!! My main character wouldn’t know what to do…


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      Marian Allen

      August 15, 2010 at 12:59pm

      Super quick and easy! I bought the angelfood cake, and I used canned peaches, so the only cooking skills one needs is opening packages. You can use any kind of cake, any kind of fruit, any kind of jam/preserves, any kind of cream, and kind of liquid drizzle, including alcohol. Just mix and match to suit your taste and whatever’s cheap. lol

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  2. Holly Jahangiri

    August 15, 2010 at 12:02am

    Store bought cookies? That’s entirely too Mary Sue for me. As for the S’mores, try substituting plain chocolate for a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup some time. Ooooh, baby.

    You’re a tease. Where’s the RECIPE?

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      Marian Allen

      August 15, 2010 at 1:11pm

      Peanut butter cup instead of plain chocolate–OH, MAN! Yeah, that is going to happen!

      A recipe for what? I gave you the recipe for trifle–that was the recipe. You want my recipe for pasta e fagioli?

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