Afternoon GGG likers,
Listening to: The Show – Kerris Dorsey
Another decorated cake for you This time it’s sushi! My boyfriend and I designed this cake for my friend’s birthday in 2010. The cake again is completely edible.
We started with a french vanilla cake as the base and iced on purple icing. To receive the design pattern just line the cake with a deeper coloured icing horizontally and use a toothpick to strike through the icing vertically. This was an idea from my boyfriend
To make the sushi, you’ll have to use Rice Krispies, fondant, flour, and food colouring.
California rolls: shape the rice krispies into about 1 inch circles and wrap a thin layer of fondant around the circle for the seaweed
Sushi: shape the rice krispies into rectangles, curving the top of the rectangles downward then wrap the top of the rectangles with fondant for the sushi meat
Sashimi: cut rectangle slabs of fondant and round off the corners
Ginger rose: My boyfriend did this ♡. Cut thin layers of rectangle shaped fondant and wrap them around each other, starting from the middle out.
For the cucumbers, roll the fondant into a slab like a sausage. Then cut each piece on a slight slant.
Paint each of the pieces with food colouring. Paint the rice krispies with white food colouring to make it look like real white rice. To give the sushi meat different variations of colour that blend into each other, dry brush the food colouring instead. For the meat in the California rolls, cut triangular pieces of fondant.
If I were to recreate this cake, I would rather I had kneaded the food colouring into the fondant.
Place each piece onto your cake base
And there you have it… sushi a la smajoyful.
“Smile though your heart is aching”