Jubilee Mess

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Inspired by the latest Cath Kidston catalogue, which featured a Jubilee trifle, I concocted these sweet little Jubilee nests, which as soon as you crack into them, resemble an Eton mess! Hey presto - my Jubilee mess! My basket of goodies - meringue nests, squirty cream (for white), strawberries (for red) and blueberries (for blue) and your toppings.

I made chocolate crowns from a mould I bought, cheap as chips on eBay and patriotic sprinkles from Hobbycraft. I melted a bar of chocolate in the microwave for a minute and a half then set it in the fridge for a few hours. One bar made 6 crowns.

Slightly crush your blueberries with a fork to stop them rolling off the meringue. Add thinly sliced strawberries, a squirt of cream and add your topping!

Kids and adults will love them and you could make mini versions, if you chopped the top off the mini meringues you can buy in a pot. Making meringues not my strong point!

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