Cute April Fool’s Idea: Breakfast in Disguise

Jill Dubien shares a cute (and tricky!) way to make food fun for kids with a "breakfast" that's more than meets the eye


Photography by Jill Dubien

Although I’m generally not a fan of playing tricks on people, a little harmless fun never hurt anyone. This April Fool’s Day-inspired breakfast is a perfect little trick that will definitely delight your wee ones. They may think they are getting a plate of eggs and toast with a glass of OJ, but they’ll be pleasantly surprised to find their egg is actually vanilla yogurt and half a peach, their toast is pound cake with jam, and their orange juice is a cup of orange jello. Here’s what you’ll need to recreate this tricky breakfast.

What you’ll need:

  • Vanilla yogurt
  • 1 halved canned peach
  • 2 slices of pound cake
  • Jam
  • Orange Jell-O


1. Prepare your orange Jell-O according to package directions and pour into drinking cups. Place in refrigerator to set (at least several hours). Once set, remove from fridge and stick a straw in it. Little ones will wonder why they can’t suck their juice from the straw—it’s actually quite hilarious!

2. On a plate, spoon on several spoonfuls of vanilla yogurt and flatten it out in an egg shape.

3. Place half a canned peach in the centre of the yogurt to look like a sunny-side up egg.

4. Grab your 2 pieces of pound cake and spread with jam. Place on the plate next to the egg to look like toast.

I’ve played this gentle trick on the kids in the past and they absolutely loved it! Grab your camera and give it a try. You’re going to want to capture their faces and enjoy the laughter.

jill-dubienJill Dubien is a working mom who loves to craft and cook with her kiddos in her spare time. She has an awesome and supportive husband and 2 wonderful kids—a daughter who is 4 and a son who is 3. Before she had kids, Jill couldn’t cook much of anything except toast and cereal, and really despised being in the kitchen. Jill blogs at Meet the Dubiens, where she shares lots of fun foods and crafts for kids. You’ll find more of her cute recipe ideas here.

One response to “Cute April Fool’s Idea: Breakfast in Disguise”

  1. Morgan says:

    that is amazing!!! sooo cute.