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April Fools Day "Cake"


April Fools Day is right around the corner and I'm already scheming and dreaming up tricks to play on my family. The other day I shared the "grilled cheese" sandwiches (that weren't sandwiches at all!) I made for dinner on April Fools Day last year. Today I'm going to share the other half of that meal.

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?
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