Friday, 16 February 2018

DIY Sushi Roll Cake Pops

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Yep, we're back at it again with another sushi roll inspired post! I shared my sushi roll pillow not too long ago, and loved it so much that it made me think about what other things I could turn into sushi. I made Brit & Co's sushi cupcakes back in June, but this time around I wanted to make something that was the same size as sushi rolls, then it hit me: cake pops!

I had a lot of fun making those disco ball cake pops last month; I am so glad that I finally decided to give these treats a go after fearing them for so long. I still couldn't manage to find any gummy fish candies, which is what I would have liked to use, but I did manage to find some fish-shaped hard candies instead - and, as for the green candies, they can represent cucumber or avocado, depending on what sushi rolls you prefer 😋 

Also, just a little FYI, I just use a regular vanilla cake recipe in my cake pop pan instead of Bakerella's traditional recipe, simply because it's easier. Usually it wouldn't matter which method you use, but the reason I like my way for this recipe is because they don't rise to complete spheres. Instead, they have a flatter side, which is helpful for this recipe as sushi rolls have flat ends, which means the coconut and other decorations won't fall off as easily. Just something to think about!


♡ Your favourite cake pop recipe
 Black fondant
♡ White chocolate melts
Fondant rolling pin
♡ Shredded coconut
♡ White royal icing
♡ Fish shaped hard candy
Cake pop sticks and stand

1. Place white chocolate melts in a microwave-safe bowl and melt in 30 second intervals. Dip cake pop sticks into melted chocolate, then push into the cake pops about 3/4 of the way, and wait for the chocolate to set.

2. Once the chocolate has set on the sticks, pick the cake pops back up and dip the entire thing in the chocolate melts. Let the excess chocolate drip back into the bowl, then stand your cake pops up on your stand while the chocolate sets. It may be a good idea to put paper towel down to catch any more drips.

3. Roll out your black fondant and cut it into thick strips. Wrap the strips around each cake pops, pressing the fondant down as you go around so that it sticks to the pop. If your fondant doesn't seem to be sticking the pops, lightly brush some water on the side that will be touching the cake pop to make it stickier.

4. Whip up a small batch of royal icing that isn't too thick or too thin. Spread a small amount on the top of each cake pop, then sprinkle with the shredded coconut. Add the hard candy before the icing sets so they have something to stick to.

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That's it! How super simple are they to make?! Much easier than real sushi 😜  although not quite as healthy. Do you like sushi? What's your favourite kind to get? I'm going to admit right now that I usually just get California rolls, so I'm not sure if you can even call me a true sushi fan 😅

Until next time,

Indya xx