Fake-out grilled cheese and tomato-e soup!

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We do April Fool’s in this house.
We do it long before April 1st and long after.
It eventually gets old.
And annoying.
You can only get sprayed by the faucet so many times before you just want to scream.

But…I have my own little fake-out’s that I use on the kids.
They almost always involve food.
Cause, the little cuties *ahem* still don’t cook for themselves…slackers.
I have a couple of fun ones for you to try out on your kids in the next few days.

Up first one that I did not think of. Nope, I heard of it years ago.
I don’t remember from where. But, it’s not my idea
But, I surely do use it!…

Fake-Out Grilled Cheese and Tomatoe Soup.
(yes, I know it’s spelled wrong…it goes with the blog theme :))




Pound cake
White frosting
Yellow food coloring
Strawberry topping

Cut the pound cake in half.


Cut the cake the long way.
Cutting it this way looks the most similar to real bread.


Mix some of the frosting with the yellow food coloring until you get a nice “cheesy” color :). Cheesy…ha!


Smother your “cheese” between your slices…


Rub some cinnamon into the tops of the bread to give it that “toasted” look. Cut the sandwich in half and serve with “tomato soup”. Ha!
P.S. for the tomato soup mix a bit of frosting with strawberry syrup until it has the right color and texture. It won’t be perfect…just close.












Til Next Time!


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  1. Sharon

    March 30, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    What a fun idea! I love humor in food. :)

  2. Vivienne @ The V Spot

    March 30, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    That is so fun! I have an 8 year old that will LOVE this.

  3. Brittany

    March 29, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    This is awesome! I love to mess with my kids on April Fool’s Day and like you, it’s almost always with food. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Erika

    March 29, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Wow, what a great idea I cant wait to try it!!

    • Janel

      April 1, 2012 at 10:01 pm

      Oh I hope you do!!! Let me know if you do. And thanks for stopping by!

  5. Gwen

    March 29, 2012 at 6:36 am

    HAAAAAA-lariousl!!!! So sorry I’ve been missing your awesome posts! I’m obsessed with getting my blog done and totally flaking out! I lOVE this, girl!

    • Janel

      April 1, 2012 at 9:55 pm

      I don’t mind. You got things to do. Do them. But yeah…this one was worth coming out for!

  6. {Adventuresindinner}

    March 28, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    You are too, too funny! Anything that gives me another vehicle for icing is just perfect.

  7. Shiloh

    March 28, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Haha! So fun! I don’t think I would complain about being faked out if it turned out I was really eating dessert.;)

  8. Whitney @ The Rooster and The Hen

    March 28, 2012 at 9:23 am

    That is great, and yet, somehow nicer than putting saran wrap on the toilet…

    • Janel

      April 1, 2012 at 9:51 pm

      It is nicer that is for sure! Although, I think my 9 year old isn’t over the saran wrap on the toilet prank. Even though it never works for him…we all catch it!

  9. Inspire Me Heather

    March 28, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Oh my gosh – that’s awesome!!!!! Bwaaaa ha haa!

    • Janel

      April 1, 2012 at 9:49 pm

      hee hee. I know…right!

  10. Bella

    March 28, 2012 at 5:57 am

    OMG Janel that is hilarious! I still can’t believe it’s cake and frosting. At first look I was like ‘Yum, look at all that cheese!!”

    • Janel

      April 1, 2012 at 9:46 pm

      I know doesn’t that look like nasty plastic cheese all ooey and gooey…yum!

  11. Bliss

    March 27, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Too flipping funny! Served by candle light for ambiance and no one would ever know till they bit in. Every year I think I’m gonna……. and never do. Maybe this weekend huh?


    • Janel

      March 27, 2012 at 9:56 pm

      Grilled Cheese by candlelight…love it!! This weekend is the weekend for fun and games.

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