nickshalfpint Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 4:57am
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I have snack duty on april fools day, for my son's baseball team. I want to do something fun, but have no ideas at all icon_cry.gif Does anyone have anything "fool"ish they can think of, that I can do? Thank you so much for any input!!!!

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indydebi Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 4:59am
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chocolate covered jalapeno peppers
mini cupcakes filled with hot mustard

GI Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 5:05am
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Very carefully slice open mini-packages of Peanut M&M candies and replace them with gummy worms or some other candy that is totally not related to an M&M.

If they are young boys, they'll think it's hilarious.

i_heart_pastry Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 5:06am
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Go to familyfun. com - they have all kinds of great April Fool's snacks.

Bec

SpringFlour Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 5:13am
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I can't really remember anything specific, but I know that I have seen a ton of great ideas in Family Fun Magazine. You can go to their website (http://familyfun.go.com/) and search "April Fools." There are a bunch of really fun ideas.

kimmypooh79 Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 5:24am
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Check out food that looks like one thing but is something else. I saw this on food network a couple of times. They made ice cream sundaes look like nachos. Or here's an original idea...haha...cake that looks like pizza or something.

Carolynlovescake Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 8:02am
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I will bake a cake/cupcake and dye it pink, everyone expects it to be the strawberry box mix but I will instead add a flavor to it like root beer, blueberry etc.

I went as far one year to make cupcakes for my job that it was my last day at. Everyone kept walking by and eyeing my cupcakes and I said "I'm leaving at 2, you can have them then!"

They were a triple chocolate with chocolate fudge filling with chocolate frosting... but had some garlic and onion powder added to it. icon_lol.gif The chocolate smell was so overwhelming that you couldn't smell oh so subtle hint of the garlic or onion but you sure could taste it.

There was a reason why I made them wait... I heard them screaming for me down the hall as I walked out the door at 2:01. I laughed and let out a loud "GOTCHA!" as the door closed.

veejaytx Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 9:48am
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I was thinking about making deviled eggs or hard boiled eggs, but making them from cake. Covering the hard boiled ones with fondant would be fun and feel almost like actual hard boiled.

justgale Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 10:30am
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When my boys were little I used to get an empty pizza box and make them cookie pizzas for school. I used to searve it with the clear kool-aid. Made the kids think they were getting water. I've made sushi from fruit roll ups and rice krispies with a gummy worm center. I've also been known to sew extra legs on a baked chicken. The cake deviled eggs that were posted on here awhile back looked real. I'm sure you could do a search for them. There are always dirt cups with the gummy worms or you can do fish bowls with clear plastic cups, gummy fish and blue jello. I remember my son's baseball team always liked the dirt cups. If you were wanting to do cupcakes there are the ones that look like boxes of popcorn or you could do hotdogs using circus peanuts. That is all I can think of off the top of my head but you can always check out family fun like everyone suggested. Good luck and let us know what you decide on.

justducky Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 1:15pm

One year I made each of my son's teachers a mini cake from my "grandmother's original spongecake recipe" Oh yeah, each cake was actually a decorated sponge.

The one that has survivied generations, (my mom used to do it to us) is to make peanut butter crackers. She would cut an index card just smaller than the cracker and put it in the middle. When we bit in, we could not bith through.

Good times!

vickymacd Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 1:40pm

You have just touched base with the April Fool Queen!!!!

My kids refuse to eat at my house on April Fools day or Halloween!

In my gallery there are fake sushi,
I have meatloaf that is actually choc. rice krispie treats,
cupscakes that are meatloaf,
or even what about the kitty litter cake? That way they are all grossed out but can all dig in. Oooooo, I have so many ideas that I have done to my family!!!!

jescapades Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 1:47pm

i made deviled eggs once. they are cake, covered in fondant.
LL

gscout73 Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 2:28pm

I LOVE the deviled eggs!! icon_biggrin.gificon_evil.gificon_biggrin.gif

nickshalfpint Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 2:38pm

WOW!!!! Thank you so much for all of the great ideas. They are 7 year old boys so they will appreciate the joke. Now I don't know which one to do icon_lol.gif

vickymacd Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 2:41pm

Just be careful whatever you do.
I took the sushi into work and they all REFUSED to eat it till one brave sole tried and then realized it was rice krispie treats!

I'm getting so excited for April Fools. My kids school lunches also are a great target!! They usually somehow 'forget' their lunches that day so I always have to be one step ahead of them. I love it!!

Have fun!!!

tootie0809 Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 3:11pm

My mom used to make macaroons but in the centers she put a teaspoon of black pepper. Got us EVERY TIME! icon_smile.gif

jescapades Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 3:15pm

i dunno, i don't think i would want to spend all that time and fuss over something you can't actually eat. what do you do with mustard cupcakes and pepper macaroons when people all get the joke and no one wants to eat them anymore?

misserica Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 3:22pm

Oh how fun! I have the "Hello, Cupcake" book and there are a few ideas in there for April Fool's and they are edible and fun. No one will throw them out lol. There is a corn on the cob cupcake with yellow icing and then different shades of yellow jelly beans on the top to look like kernels or corn with a yellow laffy taffy on top to look like a slice of butter...or TV dinner cupcakes with Runts green candies and orange starbursts cut up on top to look like peas and carrots...or spaghetti and meatballs, tip 3 with ivory icing piped on the cupcakes and ferrer rocher (spelling) to look like meatballs....
If you do not have the book you can go to the library or go check it out at the bookstore...nothing will go to waste because its all candy and cupcakes!
HTH

misserica Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 3:23pm

nickshalfpint...if you dont feel like leaving your house to get the book etc...just PM and I will send you the ingredients listed in the book to make each of them!

kakeladi Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 3:27pm

You can always make choco drop candies - mix raw rice in choco;\\
Dip smallish pieces of cardboard in choco (looks like bark)

cms2 Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 3:36pm

I really like the idea of the M&M bags. Who doesn't love candy and it's funny. I would not make something that would be gross and not edible. That would be wasteful and the kids are looking forward to eating their snack.

Doing some kind of food that looks like another food would be fun but very time consuming. It all depends on how much time you want to put into it.

Good luck! thumbs_up.gif

sarahpierce Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 5:23pm

Make "baked potatoes" out of ice cream. Take a scoop of vanilla ice cream and place it in plastic wrap. Form the ice cream into a potato shape and place back into the freezer to harden. Then roll the potatoes in cocoa powder to make the skin of the potatoes. Refreeze. Then slice the top open a little and put a dallop of yellow frosting on top to look like butter. If you place them in a baking dish it adds to the effect.

These are really cute and realitic. I had to convince the kids at my nephews birthday that they really were ice cream by cutting one open.

sunnigirl Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 5:43pm

My sister was born on April Fools Day. Last year I made eggs and bacon and shipped them to her work to share with her co-workers.
I made cookies the shape of an egg (over easy) and flooded with royal icing, then flooded vanilla wafers with yellow royal icing. Put a little icing on the back and attached it to the egg. Also cut out pieces of bacon by hand (cookie dough) and then iced those to look like bacon. Then I cut out black skillets from construction paper and placed the cookies strategically. I'll try to attach a pic, not sure if it will work or not. This year she turns 50 so I have to come up with something even better!
LL

Melan Posted 22 Mar 2009 , 3:25pm

I think I am going to make my spaghetti cake for my son's class -I did it at a family reunion and it was a hit!
LL

Melan Posted 22 Mar 2009 , 3:47pm
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Originally Posted by sunnigirl

My sister was born on April Fools Day. Last year I made eggs and bacon and shipped them to her work to share with her co-workers.
I made cookies the shape of an egg (over easy) and flooded with royal icing, then flooded vanilla wafers with yellow royal icing. Put a little icing on the back and attached it to the egg. Also cut out pieces of bacon by hand (cookie dough) and then iced those to look like bacon. Then I cut out black skillets from construction paper and placed the cookies strategically. I'll try to attach a pic, not sure if it will work or not. This year she turns 50 so I have to come up with something even better!




I love these! I may PM you later for info if you don't mind! So cute!

vickymacd Posted 22 Mar 2009 , 5:12pm

Fake pot pies got my boys last year.

adven68 Posted 22 Mar 2009 , 7:37pm

This year I plan on reversing the meals. I'll make a traditional looking cake with meatoaf and mshed potatoes for frosting...tomatoes for cherries.


then, for dessert, I will make some kind of food...a turkey, a pizza, spaghetti, but out of cake. icon_biggrin.gif

vickymacd Posted 22 Mar 2009 , 7:54pm

I did that meatloaf (which is awesome to play with) pie too and dyed the mashed potatoes. I have the pic on my other computer. But here's another one that I did and really fooled them. The meatloaf is actually choc. rice krispie treats with gummy bits in there; mashed potatoes are a scoop of ice cream with caramel sauce (gravy) and the cupcake is the real meatloaf and the frosting is the mashed potatoes. This one they really thought looked real.

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=359443

Now you see why my kids won't eat here on April Fools. I have a ton of pranks!

nickshalfpint Posted 22 Mar 2009 , 8:24pm

I love the meatloaf! I'm gonna make a meatloaf sandwich (rice krispies), sushi (rice krispies)and peas and carrots cupcakes!

pastryjen Posted 23 Mar 2009 , 11:58am
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Originally Posted by adven68

This year I plan on reversing the meals. I'll make a traditional looking cake with meatoaf and mshed potatoes for frosting...tomatoes for cherries.




That's so cute - I've gotta remember this!

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