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« on: October 04, 2010 02:08:27 PM »

My first post here *crosses fingers*

This year I am not buying any birthday/ xmas gifts and am baking personalised lovely bits instead.

My friend really loves sushi, like she would eat it every day if she could, and she loves cake so sushi cupcakes were a given. I'm a lifelong vegetarian and had never really seen sushi before, so a little research was needed, but I think they turned out well.


The cupcake is flavoured with matcha powder (powdered green tea) which made the cakes slightly green in colour, but didn't really affect the taste (I think it would if I had used a lot more though). Then I used plain royal icing on top, slightly runny so I could just pour on and it set flat, dredged them in dessicated coconut to look like rice (though I've seen it done with white non pareils too). For decoration I used red and green jellybeans, foam shrimps, strawberry pencils cut into little slices and slithers.


Then I made black wrappers out of card using a template made from a cupcake liner and packaged them in a takeaway box with a set of chopsticks.


Would love to hear feedback, thanks.

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Charlotte xx

---EDIT---

Ingredients:

1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temp
2 cups granulated sugar
4 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract.
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup milk
2 Tbsp + 1 tsp matcha green tea powder

Method:

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add eggs one at a time, thoroughly beating each one for ~30 seconds before adding the next.
Add in vanilla extract.
In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Mix in half the dry ingredients into the butter/egg mixture.
Dissolve and stir matcha green tea powder into milk. Mix into batter. Add remaining dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Avoid over-mixing as this will result in dry, tunnel-riddled cupcakes.
Spoon batter into greased or lined muffin tins until 2/3 full. Bake for 20 minutes. Allow cupcakes to cool before removing from pan.

Recipe via: suite101.com



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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2010 02:12:47 PM »

They are soo cute! And so well done - i'd be so happy to receive them as a gift Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2010 02:14:17 PM »

They look great!  and so yummy!  I to am a sushi addict!  I love the shrimp shaped candy to Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2010 02:45:38 PM »

I love this idea!  Would you be able to post the recipe?  My sister loooooves sushi as well and I think she would get a kick out of those for her birthday.
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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2010 04:48:03 PM »

Oh wow those look yummy. You did and excellent job on them. I would love to get those for my birthday.
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« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2010 04:49:35 PM »

They look amazing!  I really like the coconut-rice, I think it gives a better effect than non pareils would.
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« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2010 05:36:27 PM »

These are so cute and inventive.
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Fontiua
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2010 07:37:06 PM »

I love these. super cute idea.
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« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2010 07:47:30 PM »

These look great! The coconut as rice is brilliant - looks like rice and would be delish!
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