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Playdough makes the perfect cake again and again :o) Great for any time of the year - not just for April Fools treats.
3 cups of boiling water
1 tablespoon of Cream of Tartar
1 cup of table salt
4 tablespoons of cooking oil
food colouring
4 cups of flour 

Mix everthing, except the flour,  together in a large bowl. Add the flour slowly, stirring until the mixture is no longer sticky. You may need more flour

Once it is cool it is ready to use.  Store it in an airtight container and if it hardens a little soften it with a little water.

This makes a decent amount of dough.  You might like to put the food colouring in last and divide the mixture into 2 or three colours.  Just massage the food colouring in with your hands.

Protect the table and floor with old newspaper and a drop cloth and use kitchen utensils(spoons, pastry cutters, muffin trays etc) to make playdough food items.