The cake that started it all…

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The cake that started it all…

Last year, I made a massive salmon nigiri cake for my sister’s birthday.  It was my very first fondant cake completely inspired by this baker in Vancouver.  It took days of planning, weeks of mental preparation, and hours to execute.

Challenging?
Yes.

Rewarding?
Absolutely.

It was definitely all worth it to see the look on her face when I lugged out this cake.

If it’s not already obvious, my big sis (whom we affectionately refer to as Jeige) LOVES sushi.  When her birthday rolled around this year, I had to make something even more over-the-top.  I went with a good ol’ sushi boat filled with your traditional sushi fixings.  You got your Tamago, your Ebi, some normal-sized salmon nigiri.  I even included the surf clam, but let’s be honest here, no one eats that chewy thing.

Here’s some cucumber maki..

And some maguro a.k.a. tuna nigiri and roe…

Surf clam (hokkigai) for kicks.

And of course, some ginger and wasabi to go along with all that raw fish.

Happy birthday, Jeige!

Oodles of love,
Your little sister (who proved her oodles of love by rolling out hundreds of fondant rice grains)

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14 responses »

  1. Gorgeous! Truly a magnificent piece of work. The detailed ridges in the slices of ‘fish’ are amazing. Each grain of rice looks perfectly rolled, and every line, crease, nook and cranny look well-thought out and expertly crafted. Bravo!

  2. You “sushi” is fantastically creative and so well executed. I would have been so excited if someone made that for me! Oh and I eat the surf clam ;). Thanks for sharing!

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