April Fool's Meal

Old 04-05-03, 07:51 AM
kaybyrd's Avatar
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: N.W. MS.
Posts: 1,753
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
April Fool's Meal

A little late on this one, but thought it might be fun for a birthday, or other event too:

Hamburger Cake

When your family sits down to dinner and takes a bite out of these "burgers," don't forget to yell, "April Fool's!"

Ingredients 1 package (9 ounces) yellow cake mix
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
6 large (4-5 inches in diameter) molasses or chocolate crinkle cookies
1 tube (4.25 ounces) red decorating icing
2 kiwifruit, peeled and sliced

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Baking Time: 20 minutes
Makes 6 cakes

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Coat six 4-inch round ramekins with cooking spray. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Divide cake batter evenly among prepared ramekins.

2. Bake cakes until golden and centers spring back when touched lightly, about 20 minutes. Remove cakes from ramekins; cool completely on wire racks.

3. Cut each "bun" in half. Brush top of each bun with some corn syrup. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

4. Place cookie "patties" on bottom halves of "buns." Spread red icing "ketchup" on top of each "patty." Cover each with top half of "bun." Place on individual serving plates. Arrange sliced kiwifruit "pickles" next to "hamburgers."


Main course!

For the chicken nuggets and vegetables, you'll need to purchase some peanut butter logs and peas-and-carrots candy mix. (Both candies are sold by the pound at most candy stores.)

On each dinner plate, arrange four or five peanut butter logs and a small handful of the candy mix. Right before serving, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt to each plate. Top with gravy--a spoonful of caramel sauce or butterscotch topping.

The last laugh is sure to be yours when your kids try sipping this colorful beverage. It's actually flavored gelatin, so you'll need to prepare it ahead of time.

Dissolve a package of dessert gelatin according to the directions on the box (orange to look like iced tea; raspberry, strawberry or lemon to resemble fruit punch).

Pour the liquid gelatin into drinking glasses, then place a plastic straw in each. Set the glasses on a tray in the refrigerator until the gelatin firms up.

Thanks to Amanda Holifield for sharing this recipe with me!

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: