A Collection of Dessert “Sushi”
I have always been fascinated with cakes, cupcakes, candy, cookies (basically anything sweet), that is disguised to look like other types of food. You know, things like French fry cookies, corn on the cob shaped cupcakes, a cake that looks like cheeseburger; all these are irresistible to me.
Another thing that fascinates me – sushi. The skill and time that goes into making it, the beautiful way in which it is presented, all of these things make sushi special. So naturally, I would be drawn to sweets masquerading as sushi. This is why I am taking on the challenge to showcase my best attempt at “dessert” sushi.
But before I dive head first into a vat of Rice Krispies, I thought I should showcase some of the best versions of dessert sushi I could find. There are sushi cakes, sushi cupcakes, sushi candy and the like…all unique in their own way. All bring a huge smile to my face.
Do you have a unique version of dessert sushi? Email me your versions of dessert sushi at Megan@LifeWithCake.com – I will feature them on the site.
My absolute favorite version of Dessert Sushi was made by Debbie of Debbie Does Cake in San Francisco. The white jimmies for rice are ingenious idea. These sushi cupcakes are a true work of art. Check out Debbie Does Cake’s gallery for all of her crafty cakes and cupcakes.
Kelley Stockton of Kellechu Confections created this amazingly realistic sushi cake. I love the detail in the maki rolls. Browse through Kelley’s gallery – you will fall in love with her popcorn cupcakes and her taco and bean dip cake – so darn cute!
Koo-Ki Sushi “made” some of the most realistic rice cereal based sushi candy out there. I say “made” because, sadly, they are now closed for business.
This great looking dessert sushi was discovered over at jglee’s Food Musings. She crafted most of the sushi details using marzipan, what an inventive idea!
This “fake sushi” from Eye Candy uses fresh fruit, grapefruit or blood orange slices, to form the ”fish”. The blood orange slices resemble the texture of raw fish. Ingenius!
Dessert Sushi Step by Step Guides
If you are looking to make your own dessert sushi, I suggest the following resources:
1.) About.com’s Step by Step guide to Sushi Candy.
3.) Looking for even more detail? Check out Family Fun’s video on making “mock” sushi.
My dessert sushi adventure begins today. Check back for my step by step guide to making my version of dessert sushi.