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Monday, November 16, 2009

Candy Sushi & Individual Soft Center Chocolate Cakes

my friend Angela recently asked me to make some sweet treats for her daughter Natalie's 10th birthday party. naturally, since i had dressed up as Princess Jasmine and Pochahontas for Nat's birthdays in previous years, i jumped at the chance to participate again. This year they had an asian theme. the girls dressed up in either chinese or japanese dresses, fried rice and sesame chicken was served and i made the candy sushi. i also begged Angela to let me make the cake as well. Natalie is a huge fan of Applebee's chocolate lava cake so i found a recipe that mimics it. i made twelve individual ramikan size cakes for her friends to enjoy.

the night before the party, nuria and i sat side by side, sweatshop-style, in front of the tv and basically resisted the urge to chow the eff down on the candy. with just three simple ingredients to create the candy sushi, it was the ideal mindless creation while we watched Grey's Anatomy. the rice crispy treats were in thin sheets, the twizzler acted as the filling and the fruit roll up wrapped it all up in a tidy package. any leftover edges of the rice crispy treats were turned into nigiri sushi with swedish fish on top. SO CUTE!

for the birthday cake, i chose a very simple but sweet cake. i figured the individual servings for each girl would be a nice treat, the gooey middle a surprise and the ice cream to wash it all down. can i just say those girls were sugar happy?!

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Individual Soft Center Chocolate Cakes
from Ghirardelli
4 servings

8 Tbl unsalted butter
1 bar (4oz) Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet chocolate baking bar (i used semi-sweet)
2 whole eggs
2 egg yolks
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbl cake flour (i used AP flour)

Melt butter and chocolate in double boiler. Whip eggs, yolks, sugar and vanilla with a mixer for about 10 minutes on high speed. Fold melted choclate and butter into the egg mixture. Fold in the flour just until combined. Butter and sugar four 6oz ramekins then spoon even portion of mixture into each. Bake at 450F for about 9-10 minutes. The center will still be quite soft but the top and sides will be set. Let sit, out of the oven for baout 5 minutes. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

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for inspiration, i went here: How to Make Candy Sushi

18 comments:

  1. You are such a good friend. You dressed up as Jasmine!? Hello? Great friend. PS - do I see a looming business opportunity for you in this?

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  2. THIS IS COOLEST THING I HAVE SEEN IN A LONG TIME!!!! Candy sushi =)

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  3. I just have to say it again - these look amazing! :)

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  4. Nice idea. And candy + shushi? East meets West.

    Healthier than normal sugary treats, would you say?

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  5. I've seen regular sushi, inside out sushi, bread rolled sushi and now candy sushi. Thank you very much

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  6. candy sushi? what a cool idea! :) looks like u had fun

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  7. your candy sushi looks AWESOME! Now i want to try it! the colors are so eye poppingly amazing! very creative, i must say!!!! : )

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  8. Oh my gosh, that candy sushi is just about the cutest thing of all time!

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  9. skm, even more brilliant? feeding it to kids before bedtime. i hauled ass home to avoid that craziness.

    shannalee, the things i do for kids! :) i actually have an order to do this weekend for a friend's holiday party. i don't see it getting too crazy beyond the holidays.

    david, thank you!

    quasi, thank you!

    mike, i'm thinking not at all. i added ALOT of marshmallow and butter to the rice crispy treats to make them easier to handle.

    kitchen butterfly, you're very welcome!

    diva, i actually did have a lot fun.

    caninecologne, thank you, it was fun to put together.

    elizabeth, thank you!

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  10. Looks like this little girl had a great party! I think it's great you've spent the time to dress up as her favorite characters too in past years, way nice! Thanks for the creative ideas!

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  11. skm, even more brilliant? feeding it to kids before bedtime. i hauled ass home to avoid that craziness.

    shannalee, the things i do for kids! :) i actually have an order to do this weekend for a friend's holiday party. i don't see it getting too crazy beyond the holidays.

    david, thank you!

    quasi, thank you!

    mike, i'm thinking not at all. i added ALOT of marshmallow and butter to the rice crispy treats to make them easier to handle.

    kitchen butterfly, you're very welcome!

    diva, i actually did have a lot fun.

    caninecologne, thank you, it was fun to put together.

    elizabeth, thank you!

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  12. Oh my gosh, that candy sushi is just about the cutest thing of all time!

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  13. Looks like this little girl had a great party! I think it's great you've spent the time to dress up as her favorite characters too in past years, way nice! Thanks for the creative ideas!

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  14. THIS IS COOLEST THING I HAVE SEEN IN A LONG TIME!!!! Candy sushi =)

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  15. You are such a good friend. You dressed up as Jasmine!? Hello? Great friend. PS - do I see a looming business opportunity for you in this?

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  16. It's an alternative recipe for the sushi. You can add different flavors as well.

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