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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sushi meets Candy meets Molecular Gastronomy

Faux sushi? Oh heck yeah! I’ve actually tried this sushi candy in the video below, but my end result ended up looking more like a mis-shapen wad of gum. Watch the pro:

via Geek O System

If you’re not into the geeky sushi, you can make them out of rice crispies and fruit roll-ups like Mommy Knows. Sugar me out, baby!

sushi candy

From Twinkies and Swedish Fish like Not Martha and more here at Evil Mad Scientist.

sushi candy not martha

The fish here is actually pieces of dried fruit like mango and papaya – from Dabbled

sushi candy dot

Peepshi = Peeps Sushi on Serious Eats

Sushi Cupcakes made from sprinkles, fondant and butter cream from Not So Humble Pie and a great step-by-step on The Party Animal.


Jellybeans for the “roe”, piece of lemon cake for the “tamago” from Vivian’s Blog-o-Rama

So you ready to start? How to make candy sushi video from Howcast.

If DIY isn’t your thing, you can order a sushi cake from Whipped Bakeshop in Philadelphia.

Let’s take a detour to savory….what do you think this is? Find out on Trissalicious

sushi pasta

Or ditch the whole faux sushi idea and just go for the real thing. Real sashimi and sushi on a rice cake. Order from Shime Sushi in Japan.

Getting married? A sushi wedding cake.

32 Responses to “Sushi meets Candy meets Molecular Gastronomy”

  1. Lindsay — 2/8/11 @ 10:56 am

    Candy sushi is so fun! Here’s my attempt:

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  3. Michelle — 2/8/11 @ 11:41 am

    I love the dried fruit!

  4. Paula — 2/8/11 @ 12:11 pm

    these cute sushi treats are so cool and fancy!

  5. These are seriously cute!

  6. Jenn — 2/8/11 @ 1:15 pm

    Those peeps are bad wrong. But I love ‘em.

  7. Kiran — 2/8/11 @ 1:39 pm

    Very creative! But I can’t bring myself to eating sweet sushi!!! No way :)

  8. Jeanette M — 2/8/11 @ 3:53 pm

    Wow, this is so cool!
    I never knew they made candy sushi :D
    Just want to ask, how did the one you tried from the first video taste?
    Cause I am not sure I would like to taste that one :P

  9. Heather Johnson — 2/8/11 @ 6:37 pm

    My kids and I love to make Candy Sushi. I posted about it a few months ago. Easy and really fun for all ages.

  10. Kayla — 2/9/11 @ 4:21 am

    Wow! This is really interesting. Though I’m half japanese, I never knew such a thing existed. I certainly learn something new everyday. Thanks for sharing :)

  11. Soyon — 2/9/11 @ 3:10 pm

    Those candy sushi are too cute… people are so creative!

  12. Soyon — 2/9/11 @ 3:18 pm

    OK, I just looked at the video… and is it me or did it feel a little like “Easy Bake Oven”, except nothing was baked. I think I prefer the twinkie/rice crispie/donut versions, using gummy fish and fruit roll-ups than that strange powdery gelatinous stuff!

  13. Sherri M — 2/9/11 @ 9:11 pm

    These are wild! But I think I’ll stick to the real thing….

  14. Pudding Pie Lane — 2/10/11 @ 8:10 am

    Oh wow… I’m not sure if I prefer these or real sushi. How about one for mains and one for dessert? :-)

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  17. Anne @ Baking Me — 2/11/11 @ 12:00 pm

    These are so cool and creative!

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  19. Jackie Tan Brodin — 2/12/11 @ 7:08 pm

    Wow!! Love love sushi, even better there is candy sushi! What a beautiful cake ;)

  20. Earl Lee — 2/13/11 @ 4:59 pm

    Hi, I’ve made “candy sushi” before in the form of watermelon caviar. The process might seem complicated at first but is actually very simple. Check out the article I wrote to learn how to make watermelon caviar!



  21. Kim - MommyKnows — 2/13/11 @ 10:00 pm

    Thanks for the shout-out! I love your blog :)

  22. Asianmommy — 2/14/11 @ 12:55 pm

    Wow! That is awesome.

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  24. I’ve seen this before! It sort of bothers me… The context is so wrong.

  25. TuyetHoaTienTu — 2/28/11 @ 4:02 pm

    OMG! Sweet! Love the candy version of sushi! Tried sushi before and didn’t quite like it, but the candy version is a must! Thank you for this post! I love sweets! :)

  26. teagan — 11/13/11 @ 7:02 am

    I live in australia, is there anywhere that I can get possibly get them ?

  27. sushiqueen — 3/6/12 @ 10:42 am

    Some of them I would like to try.
    I’ve made sushi rolls with mango and banana inside out rolls and sprincle chcolate on rice, It’s delicious!

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  29. Maddy — 4/22/12 @ 9:52 pm

    I love them! I just made some new sushi cupcakes too and wanted to share too! I’d love if you check them out!

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