That’s not dessert! Those are potatoes!
I don’t really remember the last good April Fools prank that was ever played on me. Every year I try and convince the BF to change our Facebook status to “single” so our friends and family flip out, but he thinks that’s too mean. Psh… no fun.
The mashed potato/meatloaf cupcake thing has been done, and re-done, and done again, so I wanted to stay away from that. But I couldn’t let go of mashed potatoes. They are such a perfect tool for crafting fake foods, I wondered why anyone hasn’t tried an ice cream approach?
The “cones” are Parmesan crisps, and can be a little tricky to work with. We’ll start there.
Here are some cones, made out of parchment paper. Tape doesn’t stick to this stuff… I guess I should have known that. But tape sticks to itself, so I just wrapped some tape at the base of the cone. No biggie.
(I ended up using a whole 8oz of Parmesan, which made about 6 crisps)
The “filling” here, is just mashed potatoes with some butter, and a little beet juice (straight outta the can!).
That middle one could almost pass for a cannoli. Oooh, cannolis… What? Who is this?? Oh, sorry. I was dreaming.
These are best if eaten immediately after making, because no one likes cold mashed potatoes.
Aside from April Fools Day, these would be good anytime. Who doesn’t like showing off with presentation at dinner parties?
I’ll keep trying to think of some good April Fools gags to use today… there’s such a fine line between harmless-prank/going-too-far, and I’m pretty clumsy. Have any of you experienced any epic April Fools pranks before?