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.