Food that looks like other food

I am big on food that looks like other things- whether its other food, or faces, or holiday decorations-- I just love to eat food that is creative.

I saw this in Family Fun magazine and thought it was so cute and oh-so-easy! This is probably the only sushi I am going to be eating!!

Pound cake, cut into 1-inch-thick slices
White frosting
Fruit leather (we used FruitaB├╝ Organic Smoooshed Grape Fruit Twirls)
Flaked coconut
An assortment of candies and jellies for sweet toppings and sushi sides

Step 1
Sushi bases: For rolls, use a knife to cut 1 1/2-inch circles from a slice of cake. Frost the tops of the circles, then wrap a 6-inch strip of fruit leather seaweed around each one, using a dab of frosting to secure it. Press coconut rice into the frosting. For individual sushi, cut a cake slice into rectangles and round the edges, as shown. Frost the top and sides of each oval, then roll it in coconut.
Step 2 Sweet toppings:
From left to right, starting with the top row, we used orange nonpareils, apricot preserves, and pieces of Twizzlers Rainbow Twists. In the middle row, we used a green gumdrop slice, diced Swedish Fish, and gumdrop wedges. On the bottom row, we topped the sushi base with a Swedish Fish, then wrapped it with a strip of fruit leather.
Step 3 Sushi sides:
To make wasabi, warm a green Starburst candy in the microwave for 10 seconds, then use your hands to work it into a mound. For pickled ginger, microwave and flatten an orange Starburst candy, then bunch it up into a pile, as shown.


DeeDee said...

Oh how fun is this!!!!! I found your blog googling Jason Castro.....had to check it out....I love your stuff!!! CUTE!!!!!

Unknown said...

Those are so cute! And it's cake!! YUM!

{CuTe CaRd QuEeN} said...

I know-- so fun!! Glad you like, girls!

Aggiemeeker said...

You know that's something right up my alley...you need to go look at my PG-13 post, and I need to figure out a day soon to bring you some cupcakes!

kelly said...

love this! & so fun that there's a recipe, too - cool.


that's so awesome! if i had a grad, i would buy those cutie, cutie thank you cards!!!

& thanks for your sweet comments on my blog ;)