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Easy Birthday Sushi Cake

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Quick and easy tutorial on how to make homemade birthday sushi cake with fondant, pound cake, icing, candies. Great for April Fool's Day dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword april fool's day dessert
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Decorating time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Servings 12 Mini cakes
Calories 32
Author Abeer Rizvi



  • Bake a loaf of pound cake.
  • Allow it to cool completely. It's better to chill in fridge overnight to really make it firm.
  • Cut it in half lengthwise.
  • Use a small 2 inch circle cutter to out circle cake pieces.
  • Ice the sides of these mini cakes with chocolate buttercream, using a spatula.
  • Roll out green fondant (or black fondant) and cut strips using a pizza cutter. The width of these strips should be the same as the height of the mini cakes.
  • Wrap these fondant strips around your circular cakes and cut off excess along the sides.
  • 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.
  • Sprinkle shredded coconut on top.
  • Sprinkle crushed candy canes in the center.
  • Line these cakes on a tray and enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 


Calories: 32kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg