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More April Fools’ Day Food Pranks – Kate’s Escapades

In my humble opinion, April Fools’ Day is a highly under-appreciated and overlooked holiday. Years ago, during the beginning of my marriage and mommy-hood, I had many an April 1st prank pulled on me by my husband and kiddies. After several years of taking it all in stride, I decided it was time to strike back at the clever culprits. That’s when I started ‘messing’ with their food. Not anything mean, like making the food taste bad, but just disguising certain foods to look like other foods.

Last year I made this entire ‘dinner’  out of cupcakes and sweet toppings…

Here’s the link if you want to give this one a try. It’s pretty easy…and yummy.

April Fools’ Day Food Pranks

Here’s what we’re having this year – Meatloaf ‘Cake’, ‘Spaghetti’ Cupcakes,  and ‘Jello’ Lemonade.

Here’s how I did it.

Meatloaf Cake

The cake part is meatloaf, and the frosting part is pink mashed potatoes. Pretty cool, right?


  • Mix up a large batch of meatloaf meat. Use your favorite recipe or find one here at Allrecipes.
  • Cook the meat in two round cake pans.
  • Put a meat layer onto a serving plate.
  • ‘Frost’ the bottom layer with frosting colored mashed potatoes.
  • Add top layer of meatloaf.

It should look something like this.

  • Now frost the top and outside edges just like you would as if it was a real cake.

If you want to get fancy, put some of the mashed potatoes in a zip lock baggie, cut off the tip and put decorative edges on the cake. Add a few candles for an extra ‘fooling’ touch.

Now for the Spaghetti Cupcakes.

Spaghetti Cupcakes

Bake a batch of yellow or white cupcakes.

Frost with white frosting. Then put some of the frosting in a zipock baggie and cut off a small tip and add the strands of spaghetti.

Top with some strawberry topping (spaghetti sauce) and whoppers (meatballs).

And finally the super simple Jello Lemonade.

Just mix up some lemon jello, pour into small clear cups, and let it set up. Before serving, stick  1/2 of a straw into the ‘drink’.

So go on and have some fun this April Fools’ Day. They’ll never know what hit ‘em.

Also, just for fun, here’s a link to the Top 100 April’s Fools Day hoaxes.


Enjoy your April Fools’ Day!





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