Coolest Sushi Birthday Cake

by Megan Konieczny
(Homewood, Illinois, USA)


Whole Cake (side view)
Sushi Rolls (close-up)

This cake is perfect for a sushi lover’s birthday! Begin by baking a rectangular or square shaped cake (I believe I used a 9X9 inch cake pan). After the cake cools, cut a 2 inch strip of the cake off one side and save it for making the sushi decorations. Then, ice the cake with a solid color. I chose the color tan to make the cake look like a sushi plate, but other colors like green or blue would also look great. After icing the cake you are ready to make the sushi!


To make the maki sushi rolls:

1. Cut a 1 inch wide piece of the reserved cake and ice it using white icing.

2. Use food coloring to dye a few ounces of fondant black. Roll out the black fondant very thin and cut it in a strip to wrap around the iced piece of cake. Using your fingers, shape the fondant to make it look like a round sushi roll.

3. Color a small amount of fondant green and pink. Roll the pink fondant and cut off a small piece to put on top of the sushi roll to represent the fish. Then add some cut green pieces of fondant for the vegetables in the sushi.

4. Using white fondant, use your fingers to roll tiny pieces to look like grains of rice. Making the rice can seem tedious, but it looks great on the cake when it is done and will be worth it! Put the rice around the fish and vegetables at the top of the sushi roll. Then repeat to make two more sushi rolls.

To make the nigri sushi:

1. Cut a 1 inch piece of the reserved cake and ice it with white icing.

2. Using the pink colored fondant, cut out a piece in the shape of a chunk of fish and lay it on top of the iced cake piece.

3. Then, make more grains of rice to stick to the sides and under the piece of fish. Repeat the same procedure to make a total of two nigri sushi pieces.

To make a side of wasabi and ginger:

1. Roll a bit of the green fondant and put it on the corner of the cake.

2. Roll some of the pink fondant very thin and cut it into small pieces.

3. Pile the pieces on top of each other loosely to make ginger beside the wasabi.

Finally, make the chopsticks. Roll out long pieces of black fondant like a snake. Cut one edge for the top end of the chopstick. Then, using your fingers, form the bottom end of the chopsticks into a point. Lay them across the cake diagonally and write Happy Birthday on them.

Your cake is finished and your birthday party guest is ready to enjoy some sushi!

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Jul 17, 2011
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sushi cake
by: Anonymous

a fantastic idea! all of your cakes are amazing and delicious:) When are you going into a
bakery?
maureen k

Jul 17, 2011
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Wow!
by: Kirstin

Love this cake! Sooooo creative! Looks wonderful!

Jul 17, 2011
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Wow!
by: Kirstin

Love this cake! Sooooo creative! Looks wonderful!

Jul 16, 2011
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original cake idea
by: Anonymous

Great looking cake. very creative!!!

It looks delicious.

Jul 16, 2011
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Too beautiful to eat!
by: James

It looks so beautiful! I'm sure it tastes as great as it looks! Wonderful job!

Jul 16, 2011
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So cute!
by: Kathleen

This is such a clever idea for a cake, and Megan carried it out so well!!! Amazing!

Jul 16, 2011
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The only kind of sushi I want to eat!
by: erin p.

I love this cake and I really don't like sushi.

Thanks for the great instructions too...not sure I could make one as lovely, but now I could actually try!

Jul 16, 2011
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Adorable--and delicious!
by: KP

The sushi cake is amazing--adorable and delicious!

Jul 14, 2011
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The Best Cake
by: DAW

This is the best cake on this site! The sushi cake rules!

Jul 14, 2011
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love the sushi cake!
by: Anonymous

What a wonderful cake. Very fun and creative! It would be the hit of any party, and get the guests in "oooh" and "ahhhh" mode.

Jul 14, 2011
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CLEVER CAKE!
by: Jan

This cake is adorable! Truly a masterpiece! Megan's cakes look so good, you don't want to cut into them knowing how much work goes into each clever design. However, once you do cut that first slice, you're glad you did because of the moist, delicious cake you will experience. Megan's cakes rock!!!

Jul 14, 2011
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Amazing!!
by: Lindsay R.

The cake looks amazing!! I'm not a sushi eater, but that looks delish.

Jul 14, 2011
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WOW
by: Anonymous

AMAZING cake!!!! You have tremendous
talent Megan.

Jul 14, 2011
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Tastes as Amazing as it Looks!
by: Viviana S.

Why am I not surprised at how unique and fantastic this Sushi Cake is? Because Megan creates the most beautiful & delicious cakes imaginable! She truly puts heart and soul into her creations. Her artistry & creativity, combined with her exceptional baking skills always produce that one-of-a-kind & delicious cake we all want for those special occasions in our lives.

Jul 14, 2011
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Amazing!
by: Christy

This is sooooo cool!!!!

Jul 13, 2011
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sushi cake
by: Kelly

Awesome cake! It makes me want to go out for sushi!

Jul 13, 2011
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WHAT A CAKE!
by: debbie lingard

what an amazing cake! can you teach my husband how to make this for my birthday?

Jul 13, 2011
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Amazing!
by: Lauren

Incredible cake! In awe of the talent and creativity it takes to do that!

Jul 13, 2011
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Let Me See that Sushi Roll!!!
by: Belinda

This cake is A M A Z I N G !!!!!! I too love cake and sushi. What a great fusion of the two-a sushi cake! I'd surely love this cake for my birthday! Bravo!

Jul 13, 2011
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Awesome cake
by: Christian Lyon

I love sushi and I love cake - this brings the best of both worlds together for a fun, unique cake! Love it.

Jul 13, 2011
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Coolest Sushi Birthday Cake
by: Pina Di Giuseppe

This is the coolest birthday cake. I should know because I asked Megan to make me a birthday cake for my daughter, who loves sushi. She came up with the idea, and my daughter loved it.

Jul 13, 2011
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Coolest Sushi Birthday Cake
by: Pina Di Giuseppe

This was the coolest cake...I should know because I asked Megan to make me a birthday cake for my daughter, who happens to love sushi. Megan came up with the idea, and the rest is history! My daughter loved it!

Jul 13, 2011
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by: Patti S.

Holy Hamachi!! That's awesome! I want one for my birfday!

Jul 13, 2011
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amazing!!
by: katie

I simply love this cake! So creative.

Jul 13, 2011
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Awesome!
by: Moira

LOVE THIS CAKE - So Cute!

Jul 13, 2011
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Freakin' Cool!
by: Nathan Ackerman

I love sushi, I love cake, and this design fulfills my wildest desires! Great cake!

Jul 13, 2011
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AWESOME!
by: Anonymous

This cake is SO cute. I love all the detail- especially the individual pieces of rice!! Looks like it could be on Ace of Cakes!

Jul 13, 2011
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Love this cake!!!
by: Amiee Conner

Super awesome idea for a cake!! I love it!!!

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