sushi cupcakes



I have been dying to make sushi cupcakes forever. My Japanese sister Yoko spent last week with us... we took her to Elton John and we stuffed a moose with her at Build a Bear Workshop. Imagine coming all the way from Tokyo to Saskatoon and seeing Elton John! Of all places. We also made sushi out of brownies, angel food cake and assorted candies.



Rice bundles of Rice Krispie cake topped with a Swedish fish candy... check out the wasabi. It's a mini marshmallow painted with food colour.



Those funny green candies are actually Japanese sugar crystal candies that our friend Kai sent us.


Check it out! Red non pareils look like caviar!


Yoko was a genius making the candy sushi. Don't you love the gummy worms stacked inside the rolled up sour candy? She giggled and giggled because she pointed all of the worm's faces upwards!


These are The Fan's creation... the cut bits of angel food cake look like rice cakes, don't they? The "crab meat" are gummy lip candies with the red lips cut away... if you look closely, you can see where we used the lips...



My favourites! I sliced up candy sticks for these ones:





How cool do these look together? Too cute to eat. Loopy took all of it to school today. We bought enough chopsticks at the dollar store for everyone and then told them they would be trying sushi! They looked a little worried - then they smelled the brownies and it was all good. There wasn't a crumb left over.

Oh, and tonight Loopy and I were the recipients of a random act of kindness, but I can't show you until tomorrow because there wasn't enough daylight to photograph the great surprise we found on our front doorstep! I'll show you tomorrow. It is ad.or.able.

31 comments:

Tammy (Mom to this crazy bunch) said...

Finally a sushi I would eat!! Those are so beautiful!

Pam said...

you are the most creative person I have ever seen!!!!
i just love it!

Just say Julie said...

This would make a fun teacher's lounge treat! So creative!

MaryCatherine said...

Oh my goodness what an awesome idea! I will definitely be making these. I am going to give my friend in Japan the link to this, she will just love it!

Mrs. G. said...

These are amazing!

kaylee said...

I am new here but what the heck I found you on Hays blog and liked your comments so i thought ID GIVE YOUR BLOG a shot. and what do I see? deliouus food that I now what but i am eating hospital food instead.....they look yummy!

Helena said...

They're too pretty to eat!

Pepper said...

Those are awesome!

Alecia said...

Aren't these SO FREAKIN' CUTE!!! Love them, you are so clever!!!

Her Shabbyness: Sweet 'n Southern said...

Oh my gosh! How cute!! And fun! And they look very, very yummy. You are so creative!

Angela Harris said...

Very cute! I love how colorful they are :) I bet she loved them. How was your Elton John concert?

Jen r. said...

OMG! I think that is fabulous and I am going to do that for our next grown up party as a sweet tray!!!!

AwtemNymf said...

I love sushi! These looks so realistic, like the real thing!
This is what I call- Playing With Your Food!
Clever! Love it! :O)

Jo said...

Oh Wow! I love sushi, but I've never seen sushi look this good before! Those are adorable Saucy!

Rue said...

Hi Saucy :)

Those are so cute!! What a neat idea :)

I've just finished catching up with you and I love your new haircut!

I read Loopy's story too and I commend you for doing such a wonderful job with her. It's amazing what a child can do with patience and perserverance.

Please give hugs to the fan from me!

(((hugs)))
rue

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Those are absolutely cunning! Love them!

alittlebitofscrap said...

That had to be tons of fun and so darn creative! Love it and they are beautiful! :) I love sushi!

chriskauf said...

I can not explaint how much that joys me.
Chris
www.ckinteriors.blogspot

Yin said...

OMG will your entire family stop being so darn cute? those look amazing and the photography is absolutely magazine worthy!

i'm jealous of loopy's classmates who got to enjoy the fruits of your labor!

Starshine said...

Oh, how CUTE!!!

Jyl @ MommyGossip said...

Do you sell those in some gourmet store? I am BEYOND impressed. Seriously! How amazing are you. I am stumbling this right now :).

jennyonthespot said...

Wow! Cool! Crazy cool!

Lisa Milton said...

I love these. I made some simple ones before, for my kids' lunches, but maybe I'll have to branch out.

Aspergertopia said...

Precious, darling, cute beyond measure. I have never seen anything like it. Really should be featured on the cover of a magazine.

Natalie said...

That is the cuttest idea ... I LOVE it!

3rdEyeMuse said...

as an ardent lover of sushi, I bow down to your AMAZING sushi sweets - they have to be the prettiest version I have had the pleasure to see. I sm soooo inspired!

Anonymous said...

Wow these are the nicest sushi cupcakes I've seen since I've started looking for them. they look amazing and you're very creative. Where can i get the recipe for it? Could you post the recipe on here?

michelleb. said...

They are beautiful. My teeth are hurting just looking at the sweetness.

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blaze said...

the candy sushi looks too real!!

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copperlink model 2172 said...

They look really delicious and it is almost that I cannot distinguish them from the real thing!

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I hope I can bake some as lovely as these! :(