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Flower-Themed Sushi Cake for Mother's Day and Special Occasions

Flower-Themed Sushi Cake for Mother's Day and Special Occasions

Great for Mother's Day and on special occasions. A sushi cake that will bring a smile to everyone's face.

Ingredients: about 6 servings

Sushi rice
3 rice cooker cups
Flavored Kampyo (dried gourd) for sushi
1 bag
- Decoration ingredients -
Egg
1
Cucumber
1/3
Salmon roe
to taste
Tuna (sashimi quality)
to taste
Salmon
as needed
Snow peas
as needed
Use decorations of your choice

Steps

1. Make the kinshi-tamago (julienned omelet) with the egg. Finely chop the flavored kampyo and mix into the sushi rice.
2. Lay a piece of plastic wrap in a cake pan. Firmly press the kinshi-tamago and sushi rice down into the cake pan. If you prefer, you can add cucumbers, shiso leaves, etc.
3. Put a plate on top of the cake pan and flip it over. The base layer is finished. Using a smaller cake pan, repeat the process and carefully add the second layer on top of the base.
4. For the second layer, omit the Kinshi-tamago. Instead, arrange sliced cucumbers and salmon roe on top.
5. Thinly slice the salmon and tuna. Roll up 1 slice and add a few more slices around it to make salmon and tuna flowers.
6. Decorate the base with the salmon and tuna flowers. Boil the snow peas in salted water. Cut into diagonal slices. Position them next to the flowers to imitate leaves.
7. Spoon salmon roe between 2 flowers, and it's done.

Story Behind this Recipe

Great for birthdays especially when the birthday person likes sushi more than than sweet desserts.

This flower-themed sushi cake ended up looking more like a Mother's Day cake rather than a birthday cake.