This post is from the early years of Edible Times, but as timely as ever when the 1st of April rolls around year after year. So while I'm not a huge fan of scarier April Fools' pranks, here is your step-by-step guide to seriously dessert pranking your people.
An April Fools' take on a basic cupcake recipe
I always start with this basic vanilla bean cupcake recipe when I concoct a new flavor of cupcake. This weekend, since I happen to have leftover pizza ingredients - mozzarella, marinara sauce, and chili pepper flakes - I dove headfirst into crafting the savory yet scrumptious April Fools' pizza pie cupcake. Looks pretty scrumptious, doesn't it?!
The prank method to turn cupcakes, well, gross
Gently tuck a small bit of shredded mozzarella into the center of the batter prior to baking. The cakes will actually bake up twice as moist! Just kidding.
If you go with store-bought cupcakes, just scoop some cake out of the center, and load it up with mozzarella.
Beating a modest helping of marinara sauce into the frosting offers a unique balance of tastes - sweet and tart and slightly spicy! Can't wait to dig in, can you?
Decorating an April Fools' prank cupcake
Not only does this eccentric play on a cupcake look pretty great garnished with red chili flakes (a pizza joint favorite), it tastes well, much, much worse. I'm already dreaming up the next April Fools' cupcake adventure... kimchi cupcakes anyone?