April Fools Cake Ideas, Anyone?

Decorating By jlh Updated 26 Mar 2009 , 3:36pm by playingwithsugar

jlh Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 5:25am
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My original "mad scientist" theme, just got switched today to an April Fool's day request. Due this Sunday (3/29). She suggested dirt/worms, and asked me "to do something crazy to make it look like something terrible happened to the cake". Since it's just a few days away, and the theme has completely changed, I told her I needed to keep it simple and it now had to be cupcakes (this is a "gift cake"). That was easiest. I want to make this special for her son's 8th bday, but I'm pressed for time now. I thought of the standard "dirt cupcakes with worms coming out", but wondered if you had any wild ideas. Not too wild. No vomit. No toilets. Anyone?

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madgeowens Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 5:30am
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Decorate a dummy styrofoam cake haha

jlh Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 5:55am
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That WOULD be a good april fool's joke! I'm thinking of fried egg cupcakes. I saw a pic in the gallery. That shouldn't take too long.

Rylan Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 6:17am
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Some of my odd suggestions:

spaghetti looking cupcakes with fondant maggots?

cupcakes with a edible fake bloody finger and dirty nails?

cupcakes with gumpast/fondant ants, maggots and flies?

MacsMom Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 6:28am
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Oh, cupcakes. My first thought was an upside down cake, like the "divorce" cake.

kakeladi Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 6:33pm
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Are you looking mainly for decorating ideas or baking/cake flavor ideas?
What about spiking the cake or icing w/lots of white pepper?
Make a reg cake but completely cover it w/cardboard or thin sheets of styro or plastic before icing?

foxymomma521 Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 6:58pm
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I love the idea of "fake food" cupcakes and the egg ones are super cute and easy to do...

iheartcookies Posted 26 Mar 2009 , 2:46pm
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I would make it look like other food- I saw cute cupcakes some where that looked like hamburgers

pianocat Posted 26 Mar 2009 , 3:04pm
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Or possibly and RKT 'cake'. Kids would probably love it.

crystalina1977 Posted 26 Mar 2009 , 3:23pm
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i don't know if i could eat one...but i have seen a kitty litter cake that would be a perfect april fool's cake...

playingwithsugar Posted 26 Mar 2009 , 3:36pm
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