All you need for the trifle is : Jelly, Custard and Sponge cake. These are going to be your beautifully coloured three layers.
A can of tinned pineapple slices
Whipped cream (optional)
Chocolate flakes (optional)
So lets make the Jelly first, shall we?
Prepare a 250ml packet of cherry/strawberry/rasberry flavoured Jelly (whatever takes your fancy) according to the instructions. Add 2 cups of hot water first. Dissolve the gelatin mixture and then add 2 cups of cold water. Chill until firm.
Next prepare the custard. Take 500ml milk and heat it. Reduce heat and add sugar. We want a nice and thick consistency so we will be adding more custard powder than usual. I added around 5 tsp of custard powder in a bowl and dissolved it in cold water.
Add it to the milk, stirring it continuously until it thickens significantly. A drop of vanilla essence would really enhance the flavour so go ahead and add it. Remove from heat and chill until firm.
Next, we prepare the cake. You might as well buy it from your local bakery. I had loads of time on my hands apparently so I prepared my cake from scratch. :)