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How to Make an Ikura Sushi Birthday Cake

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This fun party cake was made with regular Funfetti cake mix and a few cheap and easy household ingredients. The prep time is minimal, and the results are sure to elicit lots of 'oohs' and 'aahs' from your party guests!

The original tutorial can be found on my blog at http://shrimpsaladcircus.blogspot.com/2009/08/how-to-sday-ikura-sushi-birthday-cake.html

Ingredients:
- cake mix
- Fruit Roll-Ups
- orange Jello
- sweetened shredded coconut
- kiwi
- frosting
- chopsticks and soy sauce
 
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Step 1: Make 'Salmon Roe' Jello Fish Eggs

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Use a single box of orange Jello, and prepare it according the the Jello mold instructions. I make mine in a refrigerator egg tray, but you could likely also use the foam carton that the eggs come in. I sprayed the tray with cooking spray first so that the 'eggs' would come out of the mold unscathed. Put them in the fridge for at least three hours to set. This step would be best done the night before.

Step 2: Bake Your Cakes

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Simply bake a cake from a store-bought mix of your choice using two 9" round pans. After baking, set aside to cool completely.

Step 3: Frost Your Cake

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Using any sort of white frosting, put your two cooled cake layers together, and frost them completely.

Step 4: Cover Top with Coconut 'Rice'

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Sprinkle the top with a nice, thick layer of sweetened, shredded coconut, avoiding the very center.

Step 5: Apply Fruit Roll-Up 'Seaweed'

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Using a paring knife, cut green Fruit Roll-Up slices to fit the outside of the cake and carefully stick it to the frosting the entire way around the cake. Be sure to apply it quickly before it becomes hot and sticky.

Step 6: Make 'Ginger' & 'Wasabi'

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You can layer thin slices of orange and red Fruit Roll-Ups for a nice ginger color. After sticking them together, wrinkle them up a bit and set them beside the cake on the plate.

Peel a kiwi, and cut it slightly over the halfway mark so that you have one larger piece and one smaller piece. Cut notches out of it randomly to resemble a blob of wasabi. Place it next to the 'ginger' on the plate.
Thanks for the great idea! I made this for my boyfriend's birthday and everyone was so impressed (I didn't tell them how easy it was ;) ) You must have some awesome skills with that egg tray, because mine all fell apart. Ended up using a melon baller instead, but it still turned out well. Thanks again for the tips and tutorial!
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chele132 years ago
I made this this past wknd, everyone loved it, my MIL can't stop tlking about it.
I couldn't find green fruit roll up so i had to dye icing whcih didn't get as dark as i'd liek ti too but the idea was there. I also shaved a bar of white chocolate for the "rice" , noone in my house likes coconut. Thanks!
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urtlesquirt2 years ago
that is the largest roe I have ever seen...
pyromonkey2 years ago
This is so cute!! Im totally going to make it for my best friends bday cake!
pyromonkey2 years ago
This is so cute!! Im totally going to make it for my best friends bday cake!
pyromonkey2 years ago
This is so cute!! Im totally going to make it for my best friends bday cake!
pyromonkey2 years ago
This is so cute!!! It will be my best friends birthday cake this year :)
I love this, but is there an alternative for the kiwi?
Definitely. Try melting good quality white chocolate and adding green food dye. Then pipe it onto the plate! OR you could try some green dye and lime cordial added to ice cream!! YUM!
Wasabi.
Wasabi chocolate
HMice2 years ago
OMG! YUMLICIOUS! I LOVE SUSHI! Definitely having this 4 my next b-day!!!
Love the idea! If you guys like sushi check out
http://www.instructables.com/id/Sushi-Pillow-Plushie/
its awesome!!!
sphay3 years ago
This was the easiest cake I ever made. Thank you so much for the idea!
I substituted the Jello for orange candy jelly slices, put two together to make the eggs and the ginger was red candy slices and wasabi green candy slices.
Swedish fish for garnish. Freezing the cake pieces before frosting made it super easy to frost.
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ginger200373 years ago
BAIT (our nickname for sushi) CAKE! xD It's too cute!
WOW!Totally cool!Def gonna try!
Did this for my son's birthday...Mega Win! I used fruit roll ups for the roe as well. My son took pictures with his phone and sent it to all his friends. I have a request for 2 more this summer. Nice work and thanks for the info!
I LOVE IKURA!!!! you know, the sake kind on rice topped with seaweed. Ohhh i haven't had fresh ikura in such a long time since i left vancouver.
bluejay094 years ago
Aesthetically pleasing... very creative, colourful... looks almost like the real thing~

Nevertheless, this recipe is a little too sweet in my opinion xD never tried fruit rollups with cake b4 =3
westfw5 years ago
Nice. Except for the coconut; any ideas for a replacement that looks like rice ?
ShrimpSaladCircus (author)  westfw5 years ago
If you could find white sprinkles, that would work. In a pinch, I suppose you could use Rice Krispies and call it brown rice sushi! - Lindsay
oh ur right i also dont like coconut >.<
thanks 8D
red-king5 years ago
 it's great except for the coconut... i can't stand the texture of shredded coconut... is there an alternative?
ChalleN755 years ago
This is awesome... thanks!! Can't wait to try it out.
This looks AMAZING. I can't wait to make this for my brother's birthday, he LOVES sushi! :)
ryoko10115 years ago
Adorable!!! i love this cake so much!
sueali5 years ago
Woah great idea very original ! nicework
D.L.H.5 years ago
Love the cake
onlyblack5 years ago
Oh wow! that's so yummy, mouth-watering. I would love to make one in the next few days.
wupme5 years ago
What is fruit roll up?
osgeld wupme5 years ago
its a brand of thin fruit leather (rolled up on a sheet of plastic)
wupme osgeld5 years ago
Thanks, i also didn't knew fruit leather ( not known in Germany i guess) but Google gave me the hint. I so have to do fruit leather on my own (sounds delicious) and then make that cake from it :)
Niiice. :o
Romado121875 years ago
hahah... I love ikura
That is awesome!! :-)
Sandisk1duo5 years ago
looks just like sushi
kmc5125 years ago
this is GENIUS! favorited. i'm definitely making this the next time i have a reason to make a cake. amazing.
Argh! no way! That is so cute! Thanks so much for sharing this, I'll be linking next week. I love it!
Ninzerbean5 years ago
Awe, that is so cool - thanks for sharing.