We had cake for dinner!
It looks like a cake, right? Well, just like the grilled cheese sandwiches, it's not cake at all!
It's actually meatloaf with mashed potato frosting!
I baked up my favorite meatloaf recipe in a 9x13 pan, then turned it out onto a cookie sheet lined with foil. I whipped up some mashed potatoes, added a little pink food coloring, then "frosted" the meatloaf. For the finishing touch, I piped on stars just to make it look even more like a cake.
I mentioned in the grilled cheese post that we had two young men missionaries over for dinner on April Fools Day. When I told them we were going to have dinner backwards, they were very confused. I set the "cake" on the table confusion turned to "I think she's nuts." Then when I cut into it and shouted April Fools everyone got a good laugh. One missionary said, "Yes! I finally have something to write home about!"
I love pranks that are just good, clean fun. It's going to be hard to top last year's backwards dinner. Have any good ideas for me?