Mini Sushi Cakes

Use this step by step tutorial to make mini sushi cakes. They look just like sushi but are made with cake, icing, candies. A fun treat for April Fool’s Day!

Most of my friends are obsessed with sushi but I must be crazy coz I REALLY DON’T like them at all!

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.

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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, here they are…what do you think? Do they look real? 🙂


ebook by cakewhiz

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Clearly, this is my type of sushi…. looks pretty but tastes nothing like the real thing 😉

Now, I have heard that making actual sushi is challenging and requires practice.

But these sushi cakes are very easy to prepare and they taste darn good! 😀

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To make these mini sushi cakes, you will need the following supplies and ingredients:

Pound cake
Green or black colored marshmallow fondant
Chocolate buttercream icing
Finely shredded coconut
Orange and yellow candies (e.g. candy corn)
Pizza cutter
Circle cutter

And here are the steps:

Step 1:
Bake a loaf of pound cake.
Use the medium circle cutter from the Wilton circle cutter set and cut out circle pieces.

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Step 2:
Ice the sides of these cakes with chocolate buttercream, using a spatula.
I used chocolate frosting. You can use any frosting you want.

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Step 3:
Roll out green fondant (or black fondant) and cut strips using a pizza cutter.

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Step 4:
Wrap these strips around your circular cakes.
The icing acts like a glue and holds everything together.

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.

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Step 5:
Cover the top of your cakes with icing now.

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Step 6:
Sprinkle some shredded coconut.

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Step 7:
Crush some candy corn or any orange and yellow candy you can find.
Add those pieces in the center of your sushi cakes 10

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” 😛

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Well, that’s all for today.

Until next time, tata my lovelies 🙂


  1. Viviane Bauquet Farre

    November 9, 2012 at 12:58 am

    Supremely creative! These are sure to be a party knockout. Imagine; bringing in a tray full of sushi for dessert!

  2. I Wilkerson

    November 11, 2012 at 6:25 am

    I saw these in your header and had to take a peek–too cute!

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