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April Fool’s

No one knows for sure why people began pulling pranks on April 1, but we’ve been doing it for centuries. The first unequivocal reference to April Fools’ Day was in a 1539 Flemish poem.

“It described a man who sent his servant on a series of wild goose chases on April 1,” says Alex Boese, author and curator of Museum of Hoaxes. “Eventually, the servant caught on and complained that he’d been sent on a ‘fools’ errand today.'”

The rest is history.

As fun as April 1st pranks can be, the perception is that it’s not celebrated as often as it once was. Boese attributes that misconception to our childhood memories. “It’s a holiday from people’s childhood. They think of it as this former golden age of April Fools’ Day,” he said.

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All morning I was trying to think of a good prank to pull on you but let’s face it I am just not a prankster, never have been, never will be! 

So I have decided to do something else in celebration of the day………..

Three April Fools’ Day Desserts

Trick your kids with one of these fake-out sweets — none of them is what it appears to be!

Or find your foolish side with, well, fools — a traditional British dessert of simmered fruits layered with, or folded into, sweetened whipped cream.

Fake Fried Egg

There’s actually no egg at all on this treat — it’s just an embellished slice of pound cake!

 Recipe: Fake Fried Egg

Garden Goodie

Don’t run away just yet — this isn’t a pot of creepy crawlers, but rather crumb-and-gummy-worm-covered pudding!

Recipe: Garden Goodie Dirt Pudding

Sweet Spagetti & Meatballs

Mangia! This cupcake is decorated to look just like a favorite pasta dish.

Recipe: Sweet Spaghetti and Meatballs

 

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I planned to post more today, however my day got thrown for a loop but luckily ended up with something GREAT and long over due happening that I will go into detail in my next post so I hope you can forgive me for such a short post! 

I also have tomorrow off due to the Easter Holiday, however I will try to post from home…..if I don’t however have a great holiday and I will see you all on Monday, I PROMISE!!!   =)

 

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  1. April 1, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Love the faux desserts, especially the spaghetti and meatballs!

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