We try to discourage silly pranks at our house on April Fool's Day (you know the ones like, "Mom, look over there! There's a car going by....April Fool's!). Of course the boys' version of trickery is pretty harmless, but it is obnoxious to listen to for the entirety of a day.
I don't ever want the day to slip by without a few edible pranks, however, so we had dessert for dinner and dinner for dessert. It's a tradition we started last year because I really wanted to try out some recipes from my brand new Hello, Cupcake! book. I wanted to mix things up a bit and do a different cupcake this year. I thought the Chinese take-out concept was hilarious. I added the element of a meatloaf cake that was "frosted" with mashed potatoes (that's a tradition of my sister's).
The kids knew something was a little off when they saw the food and cupcakes, but no one suspected that their drink was actually red jell-o. I think they were just so excited that we were having something other than water to drink. They worked so hard to suck liquid through their straws; I wished I had gotten it on video. Well, maybe they'll forget and I can catch it next year. Or maybe not. Either way, we sure had fun acting (and eating) like a bunch of fools!
Dessert for Dinner
Dinner for Dessert
This post authored by Amber