The Most-Convincing and Most-Delicious Recipes for April Fools' Day

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Pictured above is the tastiest bowl of fruity cereal you’ll ever have … kind of.

Don’t be fooled! The “bowl” is really a chocolate cake covered in vanilla frosting. The “milk”: ice cream. Make the breakfast-themed cake tonight and trick friends and family — in a totally sweet and delicious way.

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Photo by: Antonis Achilleos

Antonis Achilleos

Food Network Magazine’s collection of wacky and creative cakes is perfect for celebrating April Fools’ Day. There’s a cake that looks like a hamburger, one that resembles a giant chocolate candy bar and another that would deceive even the most-seasoned gardeners into believing it’s a pot of flowers.

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The showstopping confections may look intricate and difficult, but most are surprisingly easy to make. Each recipe provides step-by-step images to help guide you, and most call for cake mix and canned frosting.

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Lisa Shin Photography, Inc

Browse through our gallery to choose which one will fool your friends best.

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