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Muffin Tin Monday – April Fools! March 28, 2011

Filed under: Food — Lizz @ 1:23 am
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April Fools Day is coming up this Friday, so we thought we should do a muffin tin meal in celebration.  We figured that doing it a little early might help you all have a little fun with your families on the big day.  Here’s what we made:



Top Row (left to right): “Hot Dog”, “Juice”, “Ice Cream Cone”

Bottom Row: “Shoestring Fries”, “Carrots and Peas”, “Sushi”


You may have guessed that everything in the tin is not what it appears to be.  Here’s the actual food:


The “Hot Dog” is actually a banana dog.  This is a favorite in our house.  It may not be the trickiest item in our tin, but we love the idea of it.  It’s simply a banana in a hot dog bun topped with peanut butter and jelly.  Yum!


The “Shoestring Fries” are really just pieces of an apple that I julienned in my mandolin.


The “Juice” is really jello.  We mixed up jello the regular way, but poured it into a glass with a straw before putting it in the fridge.


The “Carrots and Peas” were really fun.  It’s actually candy!  Green runts, and a few orange starbursts (each cut into 4 pieces).


The “Ice Cream Cone” is actually…wait for it…mashed potatoes!!


The “Sushi” turned out great, and was probably my favorite part.  It is make completely out of dessert items.  I took a few pictures of the process:


First, cut a few circles and ovals out of a slice of pound cake:



For the round sushi, cut a piece of dark fruit leather (I used grape), and wrap it around the outside.  Use a dab of white frosting to keep it in place.



Then spread a little of that white frosting onto the top of the cake, and dip it in coconut shavings.  I used a little bit of orange sugar to top it off.


For the oval shaped sashimi, I covered the top and sides of the cake with frosting, and again dippped it in coconut shavings.  A swedish fish and another fruit leather strip will finish that one off.


For the ginger, I put a pink starburst in the microwave for about 10 seconds.  Then I flattened it out and piled it up.


The wasabi was supposed to be done in a similar fashion to the ginger, but I didn’t realize there were no green starburst in the pack I bought (Do they even exist??).  So instead, I slightly warmed 2 pieces of green candy melt in the microwave, and mushed it into a little pile.  All together, it looked like this:



We had so much fun making this tin, and Skylar especially had fun eating it!



I hope today’s tin gave you a bit of a laugh to start off the week!  If you want to see some of the other tins that were created, check out Muffin Tin Mom’s site.


Muffin Tin Monday at Muffintinmom.com


Have a great week, and watch out for trickery!




I will be submitting this tin (specifically the sushi) to a few link-up parties:


Tip Junkie handmade projects





37 Responses to “Muffin Tin Monday – April Fools!”

  1. Oh! Too, too fantastic! I never would have thought this stuff up in a million years!

  2. Jamie Says:

    You are so creative! How fun!!! I love it all!

  3. katie Says:

    Lizz, that is sooo creative! I love it!

  4. So cool! I love it all!

  5. JDaniel4's Mom Says:

    This is wonderful! I love the ice cream!

  6. varunner Says:

    I’m so impressed! Love that sushi!

  7. Kelli Says:

    This is so fun! The banana dog is a great idea and how fun it that mashed potato ice cream cone!!

  8. Amanda Says:

    Love it! So creative and I am sure tasty! We have yet to do a banana dog in our house but I am sure my daughter would love it!

  9. sara d Says:

    that is AWESOME! 🙂

  10. We’ve done some of these things before but I love your take on the sushi – we do them using rice krispies treats for the base. Very cute tin!

  11. heartjourney Says:

    How much fun! My kids are too young to “get” this yet, but I’m going to have to remember it as they get older. 🙂

  12. FANTASTIC ideas!!!! Love them all and can’t wait to try them on my kids!

  13. Rebecca Says:

    Wow, this fooled me!! I couldnt figure out what some of those foods were! Amazing!! And i think we will try banana dogs in our house sometime!

  14. OH MY GOD I LOVE THIS ONE!!!!!!!!! I’m just now getting to the computer and saw it, and this is my favorite one EVER 🙂

  15. B Says:

    Love it! My favorite is the fries!

  16. What a hoot! I am so ripping off some of these ideas. I love the mashed potato ice cream and the sushi was incredible! Nicely done my dear! 🙂

  17. Carrie K Says:

    I love this! SO cute…I really like the mashed potato ice cream cone! Actually all of it is adorable. You are so creative 🙂

  18. Love this ideas! Super cute for April 1st 😉

  19. Rachel Says:

    That is SO fun!!! I love it! I love the Muffin Tin Mondays too…. so great!

    Thanks so much for linking this up at For the Kids Friday Link Party! This week’s party is in full swing, and I’d love to have you back to join in on the fun! Stop on by!!



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