April Fool

In honor of April Fool’s Day, I give you this:

Burgers and fries, right?

Nope!  Cupcakes, brownies and sugar cookies.

Food masquerading as other food.  What better way to trick on April 1st?  (For the record, I despise practical jokes.  They’re usually mean and I just can’t get behind mean.)

Easy to do, especially if you use mixes.  Which I did, at least for the cupcakes and the brownies.  And some of the frosting.  (Thanks to Bakerella for the idea)

Basically, bake the brownies and the cupcakes.  Then cut out rounds from the brownies, slightly smaller than the size of the cupcakes.

Get your frosting ready- you’ll need red, yellow and green. You can purchase said colors or make a basic buttercream and color that.  I did both:

Slice your cupcakes in half and place a brownie round on top of the bottom half.  Frost a bit of yellow and red frosting (mustard and ketchup) on the brownie, near the edge.

Then use the green to represent lettuce- sort of on top of the red and yellow and in a wavy kind of pattern.

Top with the upper half of the cupcake, at a bit of an angle so you can see the colors underneath.

You could get really fancy and put sesame seeds on top of the “buns”- brush with a little bit of water and sprinkle the seeds on top.

Make sugar cookies (I like the Hippo’s recipe) and roll the dough out pretty thin.  Slice it into fries- don’t worry too much about them being even as all fries aren’t. Bake and when you take them out of the oven sprinkle them with sugar (to emulate salt).

Assemble and serve- see if you can fool others.

Happy April Fool’s Day!

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