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Jan 4, 2005 12:07 PM

Funnest food ever

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I hope this request isn't too vague. What I'm looking for are ideas for really fun food things. For instance, six-legged chicken (I've done this already) or ice cream in a baggie. It can be for any course - any meal. Any very funny things to do? Should be real food (avoid fake ingredients) and totally edible at the end. The fun part can be either the preparation or the result.

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  1. Twinkie-misu. You can find the recipe on the Hostess Twinkie website. Think tiramisu with twinkies.

    1. Kitty Litter Cake

      (for a visual - google kitty litter cake - the pictures are priceless)

      Serving Size: 24

      This is a fun cake! It might look gross, but it does taste good!

      1 (18 oz.) box spice or german chocolate cake mix
      1 (18 oz.) box white cake mix
      1 pkg. white sandwich cookies
      1 large box vanilla instant pudding mix
      12 small tootsie rolls
      1 litter box (preferably a NEW one!)
      1 plastic scoop
      green food coloring

      Prepare cake mixes and bake according to directions (any size pans). Prepare pudding mix and chill until ready to assemble. Crumble white sandwich cookies in small batches in blender, they tend to stick, so scrape often. Set aside all but about 1/4 cup. To the 1/4 cup cookie crumbs, add a few drops green food coloring and mix using a fork or shake in a jar.
      When cakes are cooled to room temperature, crumble into a large bowl. Toss with half the remaining white cookie crumbs and the chilled pudding. You probably won't need all of the pudding, mix with the cake and "feel" it, you don't want it soggy, just moist; gently combine. Put mixture into clean litter box.

      Put three unwrapped Tootsie rolls in a microwave safe dish and heat until soft and pliable. Shape ends so they are no longer blunt, curving slightly. Repeat with 3 more Tootsie rolls and bury in mixture. Sprinkle the other half of cookie crumbs over top. Scatter the green cookie crumbs lightly over the top, this is supposed to look like the chlorophyll in kitty litter. Heat remaining Tootsie Rolls, three at a time in the microwave until almost melted. Scrape them on top of the cake and sprinkle with cookie crumbs. Place the box on a newspaper and sprinkle a few of the cookie crumbs around. Serve with a new pooper scooper.

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      1. re: Phoebe

        I looked at the pictures. Indeed- very gross. This would be a big hit at a party for 8 or 9 year old boys!!

        1. re: macca

          It was a HUGE hit at my mother's senior tennis luncheon. ;)

          Erik M.

      2. Try to find a copy of Penn and Teller's "How to Play with Your Food." There is a great Jell-O mold in a heart shape that bleeds when you cut into it.

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        1. re: binks

          Along the same lines, I've seen Jell-O molds in the shape of a brain. Red jello with a bit of cream swirled in gives it a sickeningly greyish/red color.

          Otherwise, I vote for the Kitty Litter Cake.


        2. Take a raw hot hot dog and make a half inch vertical slice on the bottom--basically splitting the bottom in half. About half way up the dog, make thin slices upwards on each side to make flaps. Whe you grill the hot dog the sides will curl up to make arms and the bottom will curl to make two legs. Always a crowd pleaser...

          Dirt pudding. Put a gummi worm in chocolate pudding, top with crushed oreos and green sprinkles.

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          1. re: fatcat

            I do this to hotdogs but do two slices on each ends. We call them spider dogs. Love 'em!

          2. Have you checked out the Surreal Gourmet on foodtv? He did a Dishwasher Salmon one time!

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            1. re: Funwithfood

              Ditto on the Surreal Gourmet, ie Bob Blumer. The Dishwasher Salmon, Pound Cake "french fries" with raspberry coulis, and many others ("bacon and eggs" shaped of prociutto and melons, bed of Polenta with wide noodle as duvet and ravioli as pillows, etc) can be found in his book "Off the Eaten Path". He has several other books as well.

              1. re: Autumnwine

                Canadian, I believe. Haven't seen him on the Yankee tube.