Since April Fools’ Day is coming up in a few days, we decided this post from two years ago is worth a Second Glance...
It’s finally here. The day when I get to release my pent up immaturity…the day when it’s perfectly acceptable for me to feel mischievous and sneaky…the day when I get to be all the things I try to teach my kids not to be.
I must confess, when I was writing yesterday’s ridiculous story, I kind of creeped myself out. Talk about a prank gone awry. I’m still paying for that one and will be for many, many more years. Just kidding about the whole awry thing. It’s a prank that went wonderfully right. (See yesterday’s post)
Anyway, here’s my prank for this year. I decided to play is safe and work with food. It’s a TV dinner of a drumstick, mashed potatoes & gravy, peas & carrots, corn on the cob, and a brownie with sprinkles for dessert, all in a disposable store bought foil tray. Here’s the catch…it’s all made of cupcakes.
Here’s how I did it…
Brownie – It’s just a cupcake frosted in chocolate swirled frosting with sprinkles on top.
Peas & carrots – It’s a cupcake frosted in green frosting. The peas are green runts and the carrots are orange starbursts cut into 4ths. Just place both randomly on top of the frosting.
Mashed potatoes and gravy – It’s a cupcake frosted with white frosting with a dip in the middle like real potatoes would have. . The gravy is caramel ice cream topping. The butter is a yellow starburst.
Corn on the cob – This is 2 cupcakes frosted with yellow frosting. The kernels are various yellow Jelly Belly’s placed in rows. The butter is another yellow starburst. Finish off with corn picks in the ends.
Drumstick – This one is a bit more tricky, but still doable. Put a donut hole on top of the cupcake then cover the cupcake top & the donut hole with the frosting, filling in the spaces. Then cover the frosting with crushed graham crackers. The bone is white chocolate. Just melt some white chocolate chips in the microwave and put into a zip lock baggie. Cut off one tip of the bag and squeeze the melted chocolate onto waxed paper in the shape of a bone. Once it cools, just stick it into the cupcake.
Have fun fooling your family with this one!
Also, check out this other fun April Fools’ Day Food Prank:
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