This vintage recipe was clipped from a newspaper and found in a large collection, date unknown. I’ve typed it below along with a scanned copy.
BLACK CHERRY TILT-TOP
1 package black cherry-flavored gelatin
1 cup hot water
1 cup cold water
1/2 cup whipping cream
Dissolve gelatin in hot water. Add cold water. Chill until slightly thickened. Set aside one-half cup for topping. With remaining gelatin fill parfait glasses about two-thirds full. Tilt glasses in refrigerator by catching base between bars of refrigerator rack and leaning tops of glasses against wall. Chill until firm. Whip cream and fold into the one-half cup slightly thickened gelatin. Pile lightly in glasses. Garnish each parfait with a maraschino cherry. Makes four or five servings.