Line the bottom of a deep bowl or souffle dish with ladyfingers flat sides down. Pour in about 1 inch of custard, then line the walls of the dish with ladyfingers, flat sides out. Sprinkle with a layer of the almonds, then add a layer of whipped cream. Make another layer of custard, followed by the almonds and whipped cream. Put the gypsy in the refrigerator to chill for several hours or preferably overnight.