On a previous April Fools' Day we had a main dish that looked like dessert- this "carrot cake" is really meatloaf and mashed potatoes.....
The actual cake, the spaghetti and meatballs, was made using the Sauerkraut Cake recipe.
The original idea came from someone's two-person 'cake', made using two giant hamburger patties-- each about a half pound-- as the cake layers, frosted the same as below.
To make this one, started with about 1 to 1 1/2 lbs of burger and make it into meatloaf, pat it into a 7" circle with vertical sides, and bake it in an 8x8 square baking dish. When it is done, toast about 1/2 cup bread crumbs in the still-hot oven (I used panko because that's what was in the cupboard); about five minutes is all it will take. After the mealoaf has rested about ten minutes to firm up, cover it using about 3 cups of mashed potatoes. (I made them using potato flakes.) To pipe the carrots, soften about 2 oz. of plain cream cheese; tint half orange, and half green. Put each color in a ziptop baggie and snip a small corner off; squeeze a carrot shape first, then make 2-4 small green lines for each carrot top. I used a pastry tip for the swirl on top (filled JUST the decorating tip with potatoes, and shoved my clean thumb into it); you can skip that part, use a bag and tip, or snip an 'M' shape in the corner of a ziptop baggie to pipe out of.
To coat the sides, press a handful of crumbs against the side, repeat all the way around. Serve warm, and refrigerate any leftovers, of course!