The first day of April is widely known as April Fools’ Day, a day to take advantage of any and all unsuspecting victims with lighthearted pranks and foolish irritations. While your friends are busy prank calling each other and hiding in the broom closet with water guns, you can take a more creative approach, surprising even the most prepared of the fools. The kitchen is an obvious starting point for most pranks, presenting flour, water, eggs, as well as many other common items that can easily be converted into an enraging slingshot. Try to resist pouring every bag of flour you can find into a pillow case to bombard your roommate with and hold off on taping down the trigger on the sink hose nozzle to soak the next poor individual with a little dirt on their hands… or at least save those for after you’ve cooked up some tricky treats. A fun approach to mastering the art of culinary pranks is tricking the taste buds with a sugary favorite that’s not all that meets the eye. Children, young and old alike, will fall for these delightful treats. What seems to be a simple cupcake is really a full meat and potatoes meal. With a meatloaf filling and mashed potato icing, these tricks are a delicious treat.
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
3 tablespoons ketchup
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 cups mashed potatoes
Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees and mix all of your meatloaf ingredients in a large bowl. Line 12 muffin cups in a pan, use foil-cupcake cups for extra support, and fill evenly with the meatloaf-mix. Bake the meatloaf-muffins for 15 minutes. Once the muffins are cooked all the way through, spread your favorite mashed potatoes with a little food coloring stirred in on the top to look like cupcake icing. You’re sure to receive a lot of mixed reactions, but these won’t fail to surprise!