Layered sushi cake

Layered sushi cake with salmon, avocado, cucmber and sesame seeds. Basically it's a California roll or Florida/Seattle roll made into layers to look like a cake instead of sushi rolls. Ice it with wasabi and soy sauce maybe?

I am always amazed when people repurpose and redesign dishes into ways that I never would’ve imagined. Sure, people do all sorts of crazy things with sushi and they’re always awesome, but how awesome do you see a beautiful cake like the above? This is a first for me.

It’s actually really easy to recreate yourself, too. There are only 8 main ingredients and if you make sushi at home at all, you probably have most of them already. You’ll need sushi rice plus rice vinegar and sugar for its preparation, and then these for the layers:

  • Nori sheet
  • Fresh salmon
  • Avocado oil
  • Cucumber
  • Avocado
  • Sesame seeds

I have never even heard of avocado oil and it’s just for the coating on the fish where the seeds stick, so I’m betting you could use another light or flavorless oil (maybe olive oil?) for this and it’d taste just as good.

My biggest concern would be how to cut this sushi cake and serve it without tearing it apart. I know I’d want a sharp knife to help slice right through without hanging up and squishing any of the layers. I feel like it’s going to be rather soft like cinnamon rolls would be, so I’d surely make a mess of it. It’d look beautiful before that, though! And if you like sushi at all, I’m sure it’d taste great, too. It’s more or less a deconstructed Seattle roll, but you could do it with other similar ingredients if not all of these are your favorite.

How would you eat it, though? As it crumbles on your plate, would you use chopsticks to piece some together and eat? Or would a fork be appropriate? Fingers are acceptable for sushi rolls, but I think this might be too messy to dive in with your fingers alone. I’d love to see maybe a wasabi and soy sauce “dip” or “icing” to pair with this, too.

Vine – OMG, look at my sushi for six seconds! (Wordless Wednesday)

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Instagram vs Vine: Now people can show their every meal, but in 6 second animated gif video slots instead of single pictures like Instagram. Ugh! This image shows the examples with sushi where the vine sushi picture says "Look at my sushi for six seconds!" and shows very similar pictures of the same plate of sushi

(If you’re not up to speed with social networks and phone apps, this may not make sense. Consider yourself lucky.)

Hello Kitty Sushi Part 2

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Hello Kitty Sushi Mold from Amazon

Hello Kitty Sushi Mold from Amazon

So now, if you’re not confident in making your own Hello Kitty sushi based off the video, you can buy a mold and try your hand at it that way instead.

I really think the molds make it look like a really clunky process and you’re likely to end up with some really butchered sushi. Then again, could it be any worse than trying to free hand it if you’re not that experienced with the rice? Probably not, so you might as well try!