Most of my friends are obsessed with sushi but I must be crazy coz I REALLY DON’T like it! If we are ever meeting up at a sushi place, I am coming up with the most ridiculous excuses trying to get out of the whole “sushi-eating experience”…lol.
Even though I don’t like the way sushi tastes, I think it looks very pretty and I knew sooner or later, I would be making sushi look-alike cakes. hehe.
So, what do you think? Do they look real?
Clearly, this is my type of sushi…. looks pretty but tastes nothing like the real thing
I have heard making actual sushi is challenging and requires practice but these sushi cakes are very easy to prepare and they taste darn good!
Here are the steps:
Bake any cake you want. I used my favorite pound cake recipe. Use the medium circle cutter from the Wilton circle cutter set and cut out circles of cake.
Ice the sides of these cakes using a spatula. I used chocolate frosting. You can use any frosting you want.
Roll out green fondant (or black fondant) and cut strips using a pizza cutter.
Wrap these strips around your circular cakes. The icing acts like a glue and holds everything together.
TIP: I have seen some sushi cakes that use green fruit roll up strips instead of fondant. I think that’s very smart. It would save you the hassle of rolling fondant and cutting strips.
Cover the top of your cakes with icing now.
Sprinkle some shredded coconut.
Crush some candy corn and add those pieces in the center of your sushi.
Line them up on a tray and you are done!
Go ahead…make some for yourself and don’t forget to fool someone with these “fake sushis”