Learn how to make realistic looking sushi cupcakes with mini cupcakes by following these simple instructions. Quicker and easier than you would expect!
You will need:
Tea towel with square pattern
Gummy worms (multi-colored)
3/4 cup your favorite Buttercream icing
1 Tblsp Shortening
silpat mat (or non-stick surface for rolling fondant) -could use cutting board and grease with shortening
Non-stick cooking spray
Chocolate cake mix
Sprinkles (pearlized jimmies)
pastry bag and icing tip (optional)
hand mixer (optional)
Mini muffin tin
cutting board (not shown)
Bake mini cupcakes as per cake mix directions.
Grease silpat with shortening.
Roll out a strip of black fondant to 1/8 inch thickness and approximately 2 inch width. Length does not matter, as you will cut it to size.
Take a tea towel with a pattern and lightly press pattern onto fondant
Put a coat of buttercream around the sides of the cupcake, spreading on with a spatula. Don't worry about crumbs mixing in, it doesn't matter.. the fondant will cover.
Roll cupcake in fondant strip as shown.
Trim fondant at end and press edges together (use a tiny bit of water to make it stick, if necessary)
Use pastry bag and piping tip to pipe buttercream on top of cupcake OR just spread with a spatula (as I did in this photo)- use whatever technique is easier for you.
Shake pearlized jimmie sprinkles onto the top of each cupcake, ensuring to cover the entire top of cupcake, so no buttercream shows through ( press sprinkles into the buttercream to ensure they stick).
Cut a small piece of yellow off gummy worm and squish it between your fingers, flattening it, then stretch it as much as possible (don't worry if it rips a little - they are pliable and can be squished back together).
Next cut a small piece of the green (do not squish or stretch )
Place a piece of green and yellow and place on top of each cupcake. Press down a little to ensure it sticks.
Slice the orange part of the gummy worm into 4 equal pieces.
Dig a little hole across from the green and yellow pieces on each cupcake for the orange "carrot".
Put 4 pieces of orange gummy worm pieces ("the carrot") in the hole you dug with the toothpick,so the 'carrots' are sticking out a little higher than the green and yellow pieces.
Place the 'sushi" onto a sushi serving plate and fill the sauce reservoir with vanilla (this creates a lovely aroma), add a pair of chopsticks and serve!