April Fool's Day Cupcakes!

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This was the BEST April Fool's day surprise!
I got everyone!

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Step 1: Meatloaf cupcakes!

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The cupcakes are actually Meatloaf!
Even though it seemed fairly obvious to me, I just told the family to come for cupcakes...and NO questions were asked.  It played off perfectly, and everyone was tricked!  Here's how to do it!

Our meatloaf recipe, we love it!

1.5-2 lbs extra lean ground beef
2/3 cup oats
1 cup milk
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp chicken seasoning
2 eggs
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 chopped onion
1 stick sliced green onion

stir together...hope this picture doesn't gross you out!  :)

Step 2: Bake the cupcakes!

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I filled plain white cupcake liners with meatloaf.  The meat is not like cake...it's not going to rise at all, in fact, it sinks in a little...so fill it up!

Bake for 45 minutes at 350*

Let them cool slightly.

In the meantime mix up some mashed potatoes.
I used real potatoes, peeled them, boiled them and mixed them up...
you can use instant too!

Just add a couple drops of pink food coloring.
I use that neon pink, it's the perfect frosting color!

Step 3: Potato Frosting!

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Scoop generous amount of the potato frosting onto the meatcakes!

For serving, I put the entire meatloaf cake into a new cupcake liner...the first one is pretty soaked with meat grease and so it helps for presentation!  You could put little decorations on it or whatever!

This was a huge hit at my house!  It even surprised my husband, who was expecting a fluffy sherbet frosting and chocolate cupcakes!
So, high 5!

Hope you enjoyed the Instructable!  Try it out on your family!  :)


thanks for the awesome idea! im gonna do this, and im gonna give it to my best guy friend, who is IN LOVE with cupcakes! he will chase me aroundthe house lol
This is great, cruel, but great.
xpat732 years ago
The name April fool cup cake makes every one to view what it means.Good idea and looks very nice with the pink potatoes, But a cup cake is a dessert and must be sweet.
doodlecraft (author)  xpat732 years ago
Ha ha, well, even by definition, cakes are typically sweet...but not always. Of course, that is what my family was expecting, which is WHY it works as an April Fool's day prank! :)
Wow! I have to make these for my Superbowl Party this year. Color the potatoes to match your favorite team!
Babyshoes2 years ago
This is giving me evil ideas. Would it be nasty to trick my students with this? MuahahahaHA!
doodlecraft (author)  Babyshoes2 years ago
Ha ha, no--not evil...this prank is all in good taste! :)
All in good taste, and I bet it all tastes good. Can't wait to try your meatloaf recipe without the 'prank'

Renee!2 years ago
Haha what a great idea! You can even reverse the trick to make a very sweet meatloaf.. ;)
doodlecraft (author)  Renee!2 years ago
Okay that would be funny! Or a dessert that looked like dinner too...and then eat them in reverse order...my brain is turning for next year! :)
Perfect for those people who like to eat "dessert" first! ; ) If only April came twice a year...
Another great instructable Natalie! :D
doodlecraft (author)  The King of Random2 years ago
Thanks Grant! Mike wants to take these to work next year!
That would be funny. Meaty Mancakes for all the American heroes! I love it :)
Zibodiz2 years ago
This is certifiably awesome.
doodlecraft (author)  Zibodiz2 years ago
Thanks! My husband wants to take these to work next year! He said they were the best cupcakes he's ever had...he's not much for sweets. :)
Love the pink potatoes. :D
doodlecraft (author)  jessyratfink2 years ago
I loved it too! It was really weird eating them, because I kept thinking it would be sweet...so even though I was the prankster...I was fooled too! :)
lol even though i was expecting weird i didn't expect this
well done :)
doodlecraft (author)  AussieAnglerGal2 years ago
Hee hee! Thanks! I tried to keep the surprise in the Instructable as well, glad it worked out! :)