Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Sushi Cupcakes for Jeff

SOooooo!! I made some cupcakes that look like sushi for Jeff's Birthday... man... stayed up SOoooo late.. *yawn* Anyways... not too bad.. made them in like 5 hours or so... I cheated tho - used mix cakes & pre-made frosting... but man... i had to cut up so much different candies... but definitely fun...


Pretty much vanilla and lemon cupcakes and vanilla frosting... then black/green fondant for seaweed... and coconut or white sprinkles for "rice"..



As for the toppings..
Jellybeans for the "eggs" (upper right)
a piece of lemon cake for the Tamago (Egg) Roll (lower Right),
A mini marshmallow, a few sour straws, and pieces of gummy worms for the California Roll, (upper middle),
A cut berry gummy for the Tuna Roll (lower middle),
Cut-up orange gummy slices for the Salmon (upper left)
Cut-up peach gummies for Tuna (middle left)
And Food-color-spray-painted marshmallows for the Shrimp (lower left)...



Anyways... that's about it! It was pretty cool... definitely a first.... lots of shaping for each sushi cupcake... Makes me want to get an airbrush though, cuz I loved making those shrimp things... :)

Now that i look at it... my shrimp look like salmon... dagnabit. Oh well! :)

20 comments:

Nikki Hootman said...

Wow, Vivian. This looks so MUCH like sushi I'm not sure I could eat it!

Vivian said...

hahaha - ummm... thanks? hahah :) does that mean it doesn't look appetizing? they dont taste like sushi, i assure you.. ;)

marii said...

HAHAHAHA!! Auuughh. Those look so good. You did such a fantastic job!!!!!

I wonder if we can think of something more realistic for the rice? Not that yours don't look perfect...cuz they do, but the fish part look soooo freaking real! I love it. Good job..oh my! I want to eat that whole tray, but not as healthy as real sushi.

Did you put any wasabi and ginger on the side? hahah.

marii said...

LOL. Dude, I look at those and then look back down at your monster cupcakes...and there is just a huge talent increase over the last several months...good job!

Vivian said...

hahahah yeah... well Keith made a lot of the monster cupcakes... hahahahahah =) Keith just helped me roll out some of the seaweed this time. hahaha ;)

Yeah - last night at 3 AM i was like.. Doh! I forgot to do the wasabi & ginger.. but it was really late and I had used up all my fondant... so I just said forget it. ;)

Yah! i dunno! First what popped in my head was the white sprinkles that are longer like.... longer sprinkles but I couldn't find any! And then the lil white sprinkles looked a lil weird but I didn't know if the guy was allergic to coconut so I made some coconut and some sprinkles...

Scott Morgan said...

You are the talk of the office Vivian. Thanks, they looked awesome and taste even better! Nice work, Keith is taking all the credit but we know who made them ;)

Chris Ellerby said...

They were both beautiful and delicious!

Thanks for all the hard work Vivian!.

/Chris

webpolk said...

You are an amazing cake maker. I suggest starting your own business ASAP and cleanup! WOW, I really wish I wasn't 1500 miles away so I could try one.

Jeff said...

I <3 Vivian. Seriously, thank you SO SO much, they were amazing!!

andy cochrane said...

That is some incredible work there!

Vivian said...

Awww.. hehe :) Thanks! =) Yah - it was a lot fun making them! Love making fun and yummy stuff... :) And I love a challenge! haha! =) Just haven't created any desserts that move... yet.. haha :)

I just hoped it wasn't weird eating sweet-sushi... hahah :) Super glad you liked them! :)

Gah! But it's kinda lame the filler cupcakes weren't taken out! They look so odd sitting amongst the sushi.. I just stuck them in there for the car ride so the rest wouldn't topple over... oh wellz... :)

shadowstorm said...

Yep, quite the rage at the office. Way to make the rookie Keith popular ;) I did point out a fatal flaw in this plan to Keith, however: the bar has now been set extremely high. Scott may attack when his birthday rolls around and all we get him is a black eye.

Because we're going to punch him. In the face. A lot. Because we love. With our fists. A lot.

kthanxbai

Scott Morgan said...

I don't mind if your fists are covered in frosting. So when I am nothing more then a bloody stump on the floor following the pummeling I can lick my wounds and enjoy the yummy goodness of frosting.

Vivian said...

I will make sure Keith brings cans of frosting that day then... ;)

EngineeringKimmie said...

HOLY MOLY dude! Those are so amazing!!!! I can't wait until you do my wedding cake!

The inspired cook said...

omg this is really good. I have been looking for ideas on how to make the sushi cupcakes. your way is so good hope you don't mine i borrow some ideas! HAHA

Shane said...

Did you use regular cupcakes or mini ones for these sushi cupcakes? I love how they turned out. :)

Vivian said...

I used regular cupcakes! They kinda looked like huge sushi.. :)

Arturo Cole said...

Hi: Looooove this sushi cupcakes :)
I think they are super original. I want to see more of your work like these and the taco and the pizza... wow! they are super creative! Congrats... Big fan from Mexico here!!!! Great work. Muchos saludos.

Maddy said...

I love the texture on the salmon - amazing detail and super cute! I just made some sushi cupcakes too and wanted to share. Let me know what you think :)