Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Baking Bits: April Fool's Cupcakes

April Fool’s Day is just around the corner. And last year I was feeling particularly saucy. Now, I don’t usually play practical jokes on anyone, not because they’re not funnybut I’m not good at them!

So last year, I really just wanted to pull a fun prank. While searching the internet for some fun and unique ideas, I came across these.

Spaghetti and Meatball cupcakes!! Yep, you read that right! These are cupcakes!! Aren’t they so fun? And, they’re super easy to make too!

I mostly followed the direction on this website, which also has a couple of other cute ideas for April Fool’s Day cupcakes. In fact, I might try my hand at those this year. Hmmmm

I did use a boxed cake mix, simply because I was in a hurry. And, it makes 24 cupcakes, which is exactly how many I needed. But, feel free to make your own from-scratch cupcakes.

I also used this buttercream icing recipe with some TOP SECRET tweaks I cannot reveal. No reallyI can’t!!! My bestie used to make cakes for people and she gave me her secret tweaks and I was sworn to secrecy. With a secret hand-shake and spit even! Okaymaybe not, but I still can’t reveal it. Sorry. But, trust me, the Wilton recipe is what hers is based on, so it will be just great too!

The other change I made was to the “meatballs.” We do not like Ferrara Rocher chocolates, so we made up some quick crispy rice treats and simply formed them into ball shapes. Then, dipped them in melted chocolate bark. Yes, they took a little more timebut, oh man were they yummy!! We did use strawberry jam for the “sauce” and boy was that even more delicious!

Sorry, this is the best picture I have of the "cheese" topping

Last, we sprinkled on the “Parmesan” cheese (aka White Chocolate bark shredded). What fun these were to make!! The Hubster doesn’t have an office of people to share these with, so I sent them to work with both of my parents, while keeping some for us here at home.

My mom had several ladies at work that could not even eat them because of the way they looked!! Isn’t that hilarious?!

These were super yummy cupcakes and so cute to boot don’t you think?!

What are some of your favorite April Fool’s Day pranks? Do you have any traditions for this momentous day? Please share your favorite prank(s) or link up to a post you’ve written on the subject!


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Kirra said...

I'm terrible at pranks, but something like that could be achievable!

Annette@InAllYouDo said...

Kirra - they were super easy to make and so fun!! You should try them this year!!!