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A “Disguised” Feast – The Best April Fools Food Ideas

At my previous workplace we were always looking for fun and exciting ways to boost morale, have fun at work and just feel “ young at heart,” so naturally April Fools Day is a huge deal for us!  We had everything from silly string wars, small harmless “items taped to the desk” pranks, and even some larger items wrapped in plastic wrap!  We’ve had our share of fun and seen some awesome jokes played on each other.  Last year, on April 1st, we wanted to keep with tradition, so we decided to host an April Fools “Disguised” Luncheon, showing off the best April Fools food ideas.  The only stipulations were that it had to be edible and had to look like one type of food, but be something completely different.

Take a look at some of our creations.  Pinterest provides soooo many options for the best April Fools food ideas!  Stop by the store today and get your creative foolishness on!  Scroll down for Ideas & Ingredients!

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My co-workers sure got creative.  Here are just a few ideas that they chose to create:

My Favorite Creations

#10 “Kool-Aid”–this was simply jell-o in a plastic cup with a straw.  The funniness happened here when someone picked one up and tried to take a drink!  They got a good amount of air!

#14 & #1 “Spaghetti & Meatballs”–two different people had similar ideas.  One made cupcakes and one made a cake that looked JUST like spaghetti & meatballs!  The catch…it was simply cake with icing and chocolate fondant pieces to give it the resemblance of meatballs.  Make sure you have the right icing tip for this one!  So cute!

#3 “Chocolate Cake w/Pink Icing”–this was an award-winning piece.  It looks exactly like  a beautifully decorated cake, but it all reality, it was a round meatloaf with pink mashed potato “icing” and ketchup writing.  It was yummy, but in a very weird way!

#5 “Chicken Pot Pie”–you guessed it, not what it seems.  This was vanilla pudding in a small crust, topped with green, yellow and orange skittles.  Baked @ 350…haha, nope!

#16 “Cupcakes”–these were very nutrition cupcakes made with cucumbers, humus and tomatoes.  Coming to  bakery near you….or not!!

#2 “Whoppers”–this  was probably the meanest joke of the day.  You opened the whopper container and saw round chocolates, so you thought you were safe….until you bit into one!  They were chocolate covered cheese balls!  AHHHH!!

This event was truly a blast and even our flower centerpiece was adorned with “dirt” made of ores & pumpkin pudding!  It was a feast any fool would love!  Our event was harmless, but I did hear of a few others that didn’t make our feast that day!  Can we say toothpaste Oreos anyone?  HAHA!

Happy April Fools Day!

April Fools Day Foods


Lauryn R

Saturday 25th of March 2023

These are some really amazing ideas, how funny!! I bet it was both fun and slightly scary trying each item, lol. I am definitely going to have to try at least one of these on my family. :) Thank you so much for sharing!

Sandra Watts

Thursday 25th of May 2017

What super fun ideas! I pinned this for next year! Thanks for sharing.


Tuesday 4th of April 2017

What a fun idea! It was fun to look through the pictures and try to pick out what each food actually was.