Monday, December 7, 2009
This cake was both fun and a little irratating at times to make. It turned out great.... but it did take a bit of time to make it.
Box of your favorite cake (and ingredients stated on box)
pans for cake
Orange Jelly Belly Jelly Beans
Green Jolly Ranchers
One red fruit roll up
Icing color paste- Juniper color(I don't recommend food coloring but can be used)
A Bag of mini marshmallows
Bag of coconut flakes
White Icing (any flavor)
Mini Chocolate chips
This cake is pretty self explainitory if you look at the final cake picture. Make your cake according to your cake directions on your box of cake. I suggest making a three layer cake. I had to buy two boxes of cake to do this. I made 4 9inch cakes and just threw out the last layer. I also ended up using two things of icing on my cake because i put icing on every layer.
LET YOUR CAKE COOL.
This is very important since you will be putting layers of icing in between the cake. If you don't wait. The icing will melt and your cake will become an epic fail.
Take your first thing of icing and mix in about a handful of mini chocolate chips. You may need to transfer the icing and chocolate chips to a bowl for mixing. Layer the first two layers with the chocolate chip icing. Leave the sides with no icing (yet). Your top layer will have no icing as well. You don't want your sushi cake to look like its growing mold. hehe.
When your layers have chocolate chip icing its time to put the icing on the top of your cake and the sides. Your cake should look completely white.
Take the jolly ranchers and break them in half with a knife. These represent your cucumbers.
Take the jolly ranchers and jelly beans and place them the same way as shown in the picture. This will be your cucumber and roe.
(Fondant- but not really)
Now its time to make your fondant. This will be for the shape of the "fish" and the "nori" around the outside. This really isn't fondant. It's made to look like fondant but not taste terrible.
2 cup marshmallows
4+ cups of confectioner sugar
8 teaspoons water
This part is really messy. Make a lot of room on a counter. First you will take the marshmallows and water and color and mix it around in a bowl (try to cover all marshmallows). Put it in a microwave safe bowl and microwave it for 10 seconds at a time until everything is melted.
Let cool for a few minutes
Mix in a half cup at a time of the confectioner sugar. You will know when you are done when the mess is almost like playdoh.
Let cool to room temp
You can use more confectioner sugar on your table to roll out the "fondant". Make sure you have confectioner sugar on your hands, roller, table, and anything else that is touching the fondant. If you find its still too sticky just add more sugar.
You will need green and pink fondant for this recipe. I suggest the full recipe for the green fondant and only 1/4 for the pink.
Now that you have green and pink/red fondant you are going to wrap the green fondant around the whole cake.
The pink stuff is actually a piece of fondant shaped and a fruit roll up wrapped around it.
At this point the only thing left is the "rice". Just sprinking the coconut on the top of the cake avoiding the center where your fish, cucumber, and roe are.