I'm having another creative fiasco.
My friend's birthday is coming up and he's into Japanese stuff so I want to make him a birthday cake shaped like a huge piece of sushi. We have some ideas so far but I'm hoping some of you can help me refine this concept:
For the cake itself, I'm planning just a plain pound cake, hollowed out down the middle. Over the top, as icing, I was thinking of mixing shredded coconut into vanilla frosting, to look like rice from above. Around the edge, I was thinking of using dark chocolate frosting to look like seaweed... granted it isn't green, but I thought maybe if it's dark enough it will look similar?
For a filling, I'm thinking of fruit salad but I am open to suggestions.
We're definitely planning wasabi and ginger on the side... for the wasabi, I'm thinking of making a cheesecake, letting it harden, and then mashing green food coloring into it with a fork, and rolling it into a ball with my hands.
For ginger, the best thing we've got so far is making light pink crepes.
Please help me improve up on this idea in any way.
Thanks in advance!