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April Fool's Dinner

March 28, 2013

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By: Marie Folmar, Macaroni Kid Broomfield & Arvada
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Your favorite meatloaf recipe

Foil cupcake liners

Mashed potatoes (homemade, store bought, instant...whatever you like!)

Food coloring

Coarse salt (optional)

1. Place foil liners in cupcake pan. 

2. Squish meatloaf mixture into cupcake liners.

3. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes (until temp is 160 degrees)

4. Meanwhile, prepare mashed potatoes. And your choice of food coloring.

5. Prepare colored salt: mix a drop or two of food coloring to coarse salt. Stir to distribute the color

6. After meatloaf is cooked, place colored mashed potatoes into sandwich sized zipper plastic bag and close. Snip off one end with scissors. Squeeze mashed potatoes onto meatloaf just like you would when frosting on a cupcake. Or, use a knife/spoon and frost as you would a cupcake.

7. Sprinkle colored salt on top.

"Grilled Cheese Sandwich"

Pound cake - sliced

Frosting - canned or homemade

Food coloring

1. Place sliced pound cake in a warm skillet until one side is golden brown. Flip and cook second side.

2. Tint frosting to a yellow/orange American Cheese color

3. Place one slice of pound cake and frost...allow a little frosting to leak out so that it looks like melted cheese.

4. Top with second slice.

"French Fries"

Pound cake - cut into the shape of a french fry

1. Place pound cake on a cookie sheet.

2. Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown.


"Deviled Eggs"

White chocolate, almond bark, or white candy melts - reserve 1/4 cup

Egg-shaped mold

Yellow food coloring

Powdered sugar

White sugar

Red food coloring

1. Melt white chocolate in the microwave until smooth (all but 1/4 cup).

2. Spoon white chocolate into mold. 

3. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or until firm.

4. Melt remaining white chocolate in the microwave until smooth.

5. Mix yellow food coloring into white chocolate.

6. Stir 1 tablespoon powdered sugar into the melted white chocolate.

7. Spoon the yellow chocolate one end of the egg to resemble the egg yolk mixture of a deviled egg.

8. Mix red food coloring into the white sugar to create "paprika".

9. Sprinkle yellow portion of eggs with a little red sugar.

10. Return eggs to fridge until firm.

Sparkling Punch
1 package flavored gelatin

1 cup boiling water

1 cup club soda - plus a tablespoon

Drinking straw

1. Pour gelatin into bowl. Add boiling water and mix until the gelatin is completely dissolved.

2. Pour in the cup of club soda.

3. Pour into glasses.

4. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.

5. Skim off the top layer of gelatin. Add the tablespoon of club soda and mix gently.

6. Place straw in cup.

7. Refrigerate until gelatin is firm.


1) Claudette said:
My sister and I made the cupcakes around 10 years, for our 4 children, it was one of the best April Fools day ever!! The kids still talk about it!
1 year, 4 months ago
2) Jackie said:
I made these cupcakes & decorated them with flowers on top. They were a big hit at my dinner. I loved this idea! Thank you so much
1 year, 3 months ago

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