This year, I’m creating a full-blown April Fools’ Day breakfast full of dupes! For our special breakfast, I picked up all kinds of things—the sillier the better. I loaded up with silly straws, whoopie cushions, joke ice cubes, fun sound machines, and so many other things in the toy section for my boys’ breakfast.
I knew I wanted to create a classic bacon and eggs breakfast, so I tried to find things that I could use to bring my creation to life. For the bacon, I found licorice that matched up really well with what I was envisioning.
Making the Bacon:
- In small ramekins, place 2-3 pieces of licorice.
- Put ramekins in the microwave for 5-7 seconds, or until licorice is soft.
- On a tin foil-lined baking sheet, begin to roll out the pieces until they are flat. You can use a rolling pin, or even use a soup can wrapped in tin foil (it’s what I used, and it created really nice “bacon-like” lines).
- Cut the yellow pieces of licorice into strips, then layer them on the flat red pieces, and roll again until they’re well combined.
- Using a knife (or pizza cutter) cut the strips into bacon-like shapes.
Making the Eggs:
- First, take 2 pieces of yellow licorice and warm it up in a ramekin in the microwave for 5-7 seconds until soft and moldable.
- Using a melon pro multi tool, press the licorice into the half circle and mold into a yolk shape.
- The egg whites are made from Marshmallow Fluff. Simply spread a circular shape onto a sheet of tin foil, and then pop it in the freezer for 10-15 minutes until it’s hardened.
- Press the “yolk” right in the middle, and remove from the foil using a spatula.
Making the Toast:
- Grab any loaf cake mix and bake in a loaf pan. We used this Cherry Chocolate Chip Cake Mix and it came out so delicious!
- After baking per the package directions, let cool and slice into toast shapes.
I also wanted to add a pop of color to the plate so I picked up these adorable gummi raspberries and gummy frogs. My son Levi is really into frogs, so I made sure that for his place setting, I sprinkled a few on his plate. I laid out each place setting with a few of the fun silly straws, silly straw glasses, sound effect machines, and fun monkey spoon and fork set. The whoopee cushions and joke items were both a huge hit! We used these cute salad plates and the whoopee cushions as placemats.
Making the whole breakfast took about an hour, but the look on my sons’ faces made it all worth it. And to be completely honest, it was so much fun!
If you serve your kiddos this silly breakfast, be sure to let us know what they thought!
Extend the fun with this “Seek and Find” printout. Give each child a copy and watch them enjoy their silly breakfast while doing this activity. You can even give out a special April Fools’ Day prize to the child who finishes the activity first. Have fun!