Sushi {Cake} Rolls

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Hi all-   So this is a recipe I found in Family Fun back in 2008.  Yes, it took me six years to make this recipe!  And, I must admit it is a very messy project!   However, I think this would be a great activity for a kid’s sleepover- what could go wrong with kids, frosting and 300 pieces of gummy products!  Or, maybe a mom’s happy hour sushi party- frosting and wine- what could possibly go wrong!

I purchased premade pound cake and used my baking shot glass (from Crate & Barrel).  I don’t usually eat pound cake, but with all the leftover edges I found myself sneaking too many scraps!!!!

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I found the candies and fruit roll ups at Target (cheaper than the grocery store), frosting acted as the glue and coconut added to the taste!   

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I have to admit this was a lot of work and as you can see from the photos, the sushi rolls are  not Pinterest- worthy!  It was messy.  But, I have held onto this recipe for 6 years and I have no regrets that I finally made it!  ! And, my boys were curious about them and said they tasted great!    Yay!  Getting a smile from them is worth the mess and cleanup!

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Best Recipe for Grass {Frosting}

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Hi all~  Let me start with the need to put the word “grass”  in quotes or my favorite parentheses,  because in Colorado, “grass” has an entirely different meaning!  Ha!   Over the past year,   I have made batches of frosting in my  attempts to make the  “grass” frosting spread  all over Pinterest.  I have adjusted the butter, used  shortening, and worked with meringue powder!  And, my frosting never was firm enough to resemble grass. I always ended up with 6 cups of green (in this case it’s yellow, but it’s for a visual)!

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And, then I found this recipe, that was just slightly different than ALL of the other buttercream recipes.  Of course,  my sister would suggest that maybe this is the best frosting because  I actually FOLLOWED the recipe!  Either way, this recipe from My Baking Addiction worked best!   I didn’t have clear vanilla so I used coconut extract?  Can I do that? 
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I am so excited! I love it! Scroll below for  my slightly adapted  recipe.  I  used the Wilton Icing Tip #233. I found mine at Michael’s.

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Best Buttercream Recipe for Grass Frosting
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Recipe type: Frosting
Cuisine: Frosting
 
Ingredients
  • 4 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • pinch of fine grain sea salt (I omitted)
  • 1 tablespoon clear vanilla extract (I used clear coconut extract)
  • 2 pounds powdered sugar, sifted (big surprise here- I didn't sift) ! ha!
  • 4-6 tablespoons heavy cream or milk ( I used skim milk)
  • I placed icing in refrigerator for an hour to firm it up.
Instructions
  1. I just mixed all the ingredients together until smooth and creamy!
  2. I cut this recipe in half because of my history of running icing. I still used 4 tablespoons of skim milk and it was perfect.

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