Breakfast Prank (Surprise Your Kids April Fools Morning)

April Fool’s Day is around the corner so it’s time to start prepping how I’m going to prank my kiddos. While there might be some hilarious reels of epic family pranks on your morning social media scroll, I like to keep things simple (and innocent. I don’t need to create trauma for future therapy).

And nothing starts the day like a good hearty breakfast. So why not mess with my kids’ breakfast of champions? Any one of these items makes for delicious hilarity, but you can always go the extra mile and make the whole breakfast package. 

What’s great about every item on this menu is it’s all 100% edible and delicious. More importantly, it’s easy to make. Let’s face it, if you’re a regular reader of this site, you’re most likely a parent. Which likely means you’re a tired parent. I’m all for creating great memories and experiences for my kids (hence the website), as long as I’m not also losing sleep over it. 

So without further ado, here’s an epic (but easy) April Fool’s breakfast menu. 

Sunny Side Up Egg

For the main course, we’re going to start with a fried, sunny-side-up egg (we gotta get that morning protein). Except here’s the catch. It’s actually plain yogurt (or vanilla. It just has to be white) with a canned apricot half in the middle for a yolk. 

yogurt sunny side up egg with apricot

While you can use any yogurt for this, I have found that regular (that is non-Greek) yogurt looks the most like egg white. That being said, it’s your breakfast, so go with what you want. 

If you want to super-size your egg (and the prank level), you can turn your regular egg into an ostrich egg. Simply use some more yogurt and use a canned peach half. 

Left: ostrich egg (peach half), right: apricot half
Left: ostrich egg (peach half), right: apricot half

See the whole recipe here: April Fools Fried Egg and Toast (Yogurt and Pound Cake)

Pound Cake Toast

You can’t have a fried egg without toast. But as long as we’re going with the April Fool’s Day theme, you can’t serve regular toast. For this, we’re using a slice of toasted pound cake. Not only does a pound cake come in loaf form, but it also comes premade in the grocery store (you’re welcome to make your own, of course!).

Pound cake toast with a pad of "butter"

Simply slice your pound cake into ½ inch slices and toast it using the lowest setting of your toaster. WARNING: Do not leave your pound cake in the toaster unsupervised! It will go from looking normal to black and burned faster than your kids can ask for a snack (I speak from experience here). 

Learn more: April Fools Fried Egg and Toast (Yogurt and Pound Cake)

And when time comes to serve your side of toast, how about putting on a pad of butter. But not just any kind of butter, a pad of stick-of-butter cake!

Stick of Butter Cake

Since you already bought the pound cake just to make a couple of slices of toast, why not transform the rest into something else amazing? I’m talking about a cake that looks like a stick of butter!

Stick of butter cake

Simply cut out the pound cake into the shape of a stick of butter (it helps to have a real stick of butter as a reference). Place the cut out cake on a wire rack over a sheet pan before turning your attention to the frosting. 

Measure about a cup of store-bought frosting, and heat it up in the microwave at 15-second intervals stirring in between. Once you get a pourable texture (it shouldn’t be hot at this point), add a couple of drops of yellow food coloring and pour the frosting over the cake. 

This is by far the easiest way to ice a small cake like this and get a perfectly smooth finish. So much easier than trying to spread it by hand. 

You should be able to get two “sticks of butter” out of one pound cake. Put the better-looking one (because you will get better the second time you pour out the frosting) onto your favorite butter dish, and cut a pad from the end of the other one. Put the pad of “butter” on the “toast.”

Check out the whole recipe here: Stick of Butter Cake (Kid Friendly April Fools Prank)

Jello Orange Juice

With all this delicious food, you’re going to want something to wash it all down. And what goes better with a hearty breakfast than some orange juice? But to bring the whole meal to prank level midnight, let’s turn that juice into jello. 

Glass of orange jello juice

The good news is you can do this with any juice. So if OJ isn’t your thing, just replace the juice with whatever you like. 

Simply rehydrate two packages of Knox gelatin in ½ cup of juice, mix, and let stand for 5 minutes. Mix the bloomed gelatin with another 3 ½ cups of juice and stir until well mixed. Pour into your kid’s favorite juice glass (add an optional straw for added effect), let sit overnight, and then serve.

Read the recipe with lots of photos here: Jello Juice (April Fools Juice Prank)

Gregory Grabowski

Greg Grabowski is the principal creator of, a website for dads by dads. Inspired by his two boys Ben and Sam and his wife Dianna, Greg loves to make things, learn things, and loves doing fun stuff with his family.

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