7 Fun Fake Food Ideas for April Fool’s Day

OK, hear us out here… how about celebrating April Fool’s Day with a cheeky lunch or dinner full of fake foods that’ll boggle your friends and family’s minds?! This should be one of the funnest days of the year, full of laughter, pranks, and illusions, but we don’t think it’s celebrated anywhere near as much as it should be. So we’ve thought up some fun ways you can trick your friends and family and have them question their sanity – while enjoying a delicious feast at the same time!

All of these foods can be recreated by our private chefs, so don’t worry about the execution… we’ll take care of the ‘how’. You just think of how fun it’ll be to see the confused, shocked looks on your friends’ faces!

Apricot fried eggs

Apricot fried eggs

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Start April Fool’s Day off with a bang with this sneaky breakfast take on fried eggs. Use a slice of sweet cake for the ‘bread’, top it with a generous dollop of vanilla yoghurt or cream cheese, and finish it off with an apricot half for the yolk. Deliciously tricky!

Jelly berry sodas

Jelly berry sodas

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Perhaps you want to serve these as an aperitif before the meal… invite your guests to take a sip of these inviting sodas, only to realise that they’re made from jelly and can’t be sucked through a straw! Kids will keep trying to suck them through, making for plenty of hilarity…

Meatloaf cupcakes

Meatloaf cupcakes

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Imagine calling in your kids to have a bite of these delicious cupcakes, only to realise they’re made from meatloaf and mashed potato! These are super easy to make, or we can organise them for you. Just prepare your meatloaf as you normally would, then top with a swirl of mashed potatoes and a sprinkle of whatever garnish you fancy.

Cheesy pizza cake

Cheesy pizza cake

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Dessert first will surprise the kids, but imagine their surprise when they bite into this cheesy pizza cake! The cake is made with a savoury bread dough and filled with pizza sauce and pepperoni slices. For the icing, drizzle a generous amount of mozzarella cheese and voila! Taste bud confusion all around. Find the recipe for this cake here.

Apple hot chips

Apple hot chips

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This is a fairly easy recipe to pull off. Just slice some apples (a crinkle cut slicer works best), sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar, and cook until tender. Serve with a side of strawberry jam ‘tomato sauce’ and you’ve got yourself one deliciously disguised snack!

Mashed potato sundaes

Mashed potato sundaes

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And for dessert… mashed potato and gravy! These sundaes sure look exciting, but they’re far from the expectation of ice cream and caramel sauce. This easy April Fool’s dish is made from mashed potato (try to keep them a little chunky) drizzled with gravy and topped with a roasted cherry tomato. The trick really comes to life by using sundae cups.

Meatloaf and mash dessert

Meatloaf and mash dessert

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So first we had meatloaf hiding as a cupcake, and this time it’s dessert disguised as meatloaf! This dessert uses chocolate rice crackles as the meatloaf, made with Rice Bubbles or a similar cereal. The mashed potato is made from a mashed cheesecake and topped with caramel sauce. The veggies? Orange Starburst sliced into quarters, and a few green m&ms should suffice!

A fun-filled, hysterical April Fool’s Day meal

Can’t see yourself pulling off the above recipes? Or maybe you’d rather enjoy your own surprise April Fool’s Day lunch or dinner without being the chef… Let us host one for you! Our private chefs are highly skilled with making ingenious foods that confuse your eyes but satisfy the palate. From molecular gastronomy to fun, whacky treats like the above, hire a private chef and enjoy your own set of April Fool’s Day food surprises. Get in touch with our team now and we’ll start planning the ultimate fun-filled April Fool’s meal for you and your friends.