Monday, March 28, 2011

April Fool's Day & Giveaway

Whats better than a little April Fool's Day prank? These are cookies, even the plate!!!

This was a really fun project and you can go as simple or as complicated as you want to go. These bacon and fried egg cookies could be served on a regular plate too...or you can just make the eggs.

So, here's how to make the eggs. Make your favorite sugar cookies. Roll out the dough and cut out various blob shapes. Then roll quarter size balls out of some of the dough and flatten it with your palm slightly. Bake the cookies and let cool. Make your royal icing and separate some out to be made into yellow. Place your "egg yolk" cookies on a cooling rack and spoon yellow royal icing over top. Once the excess icing has dripped off (and before they start to dry) transfer the "egg yolks" carefully to a peice of wax paper. Let yolks dry to touch.

Next, put the "egg whites" onto a clean cooling rack and spoon white icing over top. Follow the same process as before, let excess drip off and then transfer to a clean peice of wax paper. Drop an "egg yolk" onto the "egg white" and let dry to touch. Super easy and a perfect gag for your friends and family!

Want to make the bacon? Take some sugar cookie dough and divide it into three parts. Color part a light reddish brown color and one a darker reddish brown color. Leave the third part "white". Roll a quarter sized peice of each color into a long strip. Take the three strips and roll the together horizontally. Be careful to not roll them too much, just enough to combine the doughs. Gently roll out the dough with a rolling pin into a bacon strip size. Transfer the strips to a cookie sheet and wrinkle dough to make look like fried bacon. Bake and VOILA! Tricky bacon cookie pranks! If you want to go the extra mile and make the plate, its not hard to bake but the icing part is much harder. You will need a plate that is oven safe. I used one of Williams-Sonoma's Everyday dinnerware. Roll out a large piece of sugar cookie dough and place on your oven-safe plate. Press the dough into the plate to form the shape of the plate. Then bake the dough on the plate. Once the cookie is completely cooled, gently remove from the plate. I dipped the plate into a large bowl of royal icing, doing both sides at once, but it may be easier to do one side at a time. After the royal icing dried, I dry brushed more food coloring on the "plate" to make it look like a handcrafted piece of pottery. Now its GIVEAWAY time!!!!!

Remember those awesome St. Patricks Cupcakes with the Cupcake Creations liners? Well, the company has given me seven packages (I have two of #5) of liners to giveway to my readers! If you want to win a package of these fabulous cupcake liners...

1) "Follow" my blog (on the right side of the page)

2) "Subscribe" to my blog (at the bottom of the page)

3) Finally, leave a comment to this post saying that you've "Subscribed" and "Followed" my blog and tell me which Cupcake Creations liners you would like to receive along with your email address.

I will choose 7 winners at random using on Sunday April 3, 2011. I will try my best to send winners thier desired cupcake liners, but prizes will be dependent upon the requests and the order of prize drawing. Entries that do not "Follow", "Subscribe" and leave an email address will be disqualified.

Good Luck and Happy April Fool's Day!

Sweet Charity


  1. These are so cute! What a great idea.

  2. Thanks Lora! They were a lot of fun to make. Next year I just need to keep my husband in the dark about what I'm making so I can fool him!