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Pranks: Fake Spaghetti and Malt Balls

Fake Spaghetti and Malt Balls

Pile your dinner plates with a meal fit for April Fools' Day.


  • Store-bought cupcake or poundcake
  • Store-bought buttercream frosting
  • Strawberry ice cream sauce
  • Butter knife
  • Chocolate malt balls
  • Blanched walnuts or almonds
  • Coconut
  • Shallow baking pan
  • Blender
  • Green sprinkles
  • White chocolate
  • Double broiler or microwave
  • Spoon
  • Lady fingers


  1. Place a half of cupcake (top or bottom) or a half a slice of pound cake in the center of a plate.
  2. Spoon the buttercream frosting into a decorating tube fitted with a large, circular tip and pipe it in a looping fashion around the sides of the biscuit or cake - do not frost the top.
  3. Spoon strawberry ice cream sauce on top of the muffin or cake to cover. Drizzle a little over portions of the spaghetti as well.
  4. For the meatballs, use a butter knife to rough up the surface of two or three chocolate covered malt balls. Place them on top of the "sauce."
  5. For the parmesan cheese, crush a handful of blanched almonds or walnuts in a blender and then sprinkle the pieces over the sauce and "meatballs."
  6. For the garlic bread, toast some coconut (for garlic) in a shallow baking pan at 350ยบ, stirring often, for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden. For butter, melt 1/4 cup of white chocolate chips in a double broiler or heat them in a microwave for about 1and 1/2 minutes at half power and stir until smooth. Spread the melted white chocolate on the toasted lady fingers. Top with the toasted coconut and green sprinkles for parsley.