Playful Picnic—Make-Believe BLT

Illustration: a girl holding a sandwich


  • Pound cake
  • Whipped cream or white frosting
  • 1/4 cup (60 milliliters) shredded coconut
  • Green food coloring
  • Red rolled fruit snack
  • Sliced strawberries
  • Small bowl


  1. Ask an adult to cut the pound cake into bread-size slices.
  2. Spread a thin layer of whipped cream or white frosting ("mayonnaise") on one slice.
  3. In a small bowl, mix 5 drops of green food coloring with 1/4 cup of shredded coconut. Put the green coconut ("lettuce") on top of the slice of pound cake.
  4. Unroll a red rolled fruit snack and tear it into bacon-size pieces. Place the "bacon" on top of the "lettuce" and "mayo."
  5. Top off your sandwich with sliced strawberries for "tomatoes" and add another slice of pound cake. Enjoy!

Text by Carolyn Wixson Haga
Illustrations by Charles Peale