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  • Why Aren't Cake Shops Selling Trifles Anymore?

    As a trifle lover, I HATE the fact that for some years now, cake shops have not been selling trifles - and by "trifles", I mean the traditionally tasty ones that had PROPER sponge under the cream and custard rather than cheap jelly.

    So why have cakes shops stopped selling trifles? Can this annoying trend be exclusively attributed to the pestiferous "healthy eating" brigade?

    I think I will launch a national petition to BRING BACK THE TRIFLE.

    Would anybody like to be the first to sign my petition?
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    Re: Why Aren't Cake Shops Selling Trifles Anymore?

    Originally posted by Wirral Writer View Post
    As a trifle lover, I HATE the fact that for some years now, cake shops have not been selling trifles - and by "trifles", I mean the traditionally tasty ones that had PROPER sponge under the cream and custard rather than cheap jelly.

    So why have cakes shops stopped selling trifles? Can this annoying trend be exclusively attributed to the pestiferous "healthy eating" brigade?

    I think I will launch a national petition to BRING BACK THE TRIFLE.

    Would anybody like to be the first to sign my petition?
    Count me in!!!
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    • #3
      Re: Why Aren't Cake Shops Selling Trifles Anymore?

      Originally posted by tex View Post
      Count me in!!!
      Ha, ha, cheers. You are IN.
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      • #4
        Re: Why Aren't Cake Shops Selling Trifles Anymore?

        Did they used to be in white cartons?

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        • #5
          Re: Why Aren't Cake Shops Selling Trifles Anymore?

          Most of them did indeed. And most had the little red cherry on top.
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          • #6
            Re: Why Aren't Cake Shops Selling Trifles Anymore?

            Originally posted by Wirral Writer View Post
            Most of them did indeed. And most had the little red cherry on top.
            With flake almonds

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            • #7
              I also noticed it. Indeed, I don't want to buy a big cake, I prefer to have the possibility to taste some different trifles and enjoy the variety of tastes. More than that, when you buy a big cake, it lies in your refrigerator for a while, and you eat it for a couple of days. It is a lousy option for those who want something sweet but keep an eye on their weight. Besides, the typical tastes of sweets from supermarkets are already dull to everyone, I would like something new. I really like the sets with different types of pastries that you can take in order. I also noticed it. Indeed, I don't want to buy a big cake, I prefer to have the possibility to take some different trifles and enjoy the variety of tastes
              Last edited by GorsoSurthis; 3 weeks ago.

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              • #8
                It's probably something to do with the fact that supermarkets have the "one size fits all" approach to selling all food which is why one cannot find trifles in a cake shop. Look at how butchers, bakers (and perhaps even candlestick makers?) have closed down in recent years due to supermarkets selling everything.

                Ironically, Bird's Trifle is nothing to do with Bird's Bakery (formerly Bird's Confectioners) which has many shops in the East Midlands and also sell cakes.
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                • #9
                  They also tasted different to supermarket ones,they added some sponge to the jelly a topping of flaked nuts with the cherry also the cream tasted much nicer

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                  • #10
                    Trifle was something that was always home made around here, we traditionally had one for New Year's day afters (and it had a few drops of Gin in it, even for the kiddies).
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                    • #11
                      The big trifles such as Bird's Trifle where it takes around three hours to prepare - the jelly base in the bowl; then the custard and then the cream with bits sprinkled on top, and just add milk. I believe that it did take a long while. My family used to have it for Sunday afternoons around the time Bullseye was on. I would recommend sherry rather than gin.
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                      • #12
                        I'm sure my mum made trifle jelly with sponges,pink blancmange,custard,cream and topping

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                        • #13
                          We had jelly, custard (Bird's), sponge cake, canned fruit cocktail, and the bit of gin, topped in whipped cream in a massive bowl. The gin was Dutch Geneva gin. Very filling. For Christmas we had Christmas Pudding with sauce. Other big family meals always had pies... lemon meringue pie, apple pie, or pumpkin pie, and more rarely banana creme pie. Also butter or consideration tarts were another family specialty using golden syrup. Also shortbreads. I used to help Gran with the apples for her apple pies. We had strawberry-rhubard pie with both out of their garden but I was never a big fan of the rhubarb.
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                          • #14
                            I've not heard of using gin in a trifle, my Gran used to use whisky or occasionally cherry brandy.
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                            • #15
                              I wonder how different it would have tasted with the tonic added to the gin as well.
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