For this year's Oscar Party dessert, we created these little bento boxes for our guests. Using a unicorn theme and inspired by Not Martha's hostess cake sushi (that we wrote about circa 2005), this magical set should have your guests smiling and on a sugar high in no time! Here's how we made them!
Unicorn Twinkies Sushi Party Bento Boxes
Serves 6 people
4 boxes Twinkies
4 boxes Billot Logs (mini jelly rolls)
1 container cotton candy (fairy floss)
6 rolls rainbow rolls (from IKEA)
18- 20 pieces gummy fish (from IKEA)
gold star sprinkles
For the Nigiri:
—Cut the the Billot Logs (jelly rolls) into rectangles, the length of the gummy fish. Sprinkle with pink sprinkles on top. Place a gummy fish on top and wrap with a piece of the rainbow roll.
For the Sushi:
—Rainbow Wrapped Roll - Slice the Twinkies roll (each slice the size/width of the rainbow roll). Wrap a piece of the rainbow roll around the twinkie slice, securing with a dab of water (to stick).
—Sprinkle Covered - Slice the Twinkies roll. Lay on it's side (flat), and sprinkle with sprinkles
—Cotton Candy Roll - Cut a piece of rainbow roll the size of the other sushi (circumference of the twinkies). Fill with cotton candy. Seal the rainbow roll shut with a dab of water. Dust with gold star sprinkles
Pieces of cotton candy (to look like wasabi)
Piles of sprinkles (to look like ginger).
Dust gold star sprinkles about display
Serve in bento boxes, or display on a platter.