In this DECOgel Salmon Roll Sushi tutorial, Chef Mitchie of Mitchies Munchies will teach you how to cast DECOgel™ and layer it into a silicone mold and pair it with the realistic Nori seaweed we made in a previous tutorial!
Materials and Ingredients Needed:
- DECOgel – White
- Food Tuna Roll Mold
- Powder colors (for this project I used Saffron & Hot Pink from TheSugarArt)
- 2 small paintbrushes
- 2 heatproof containers
- toothpicks (not shown)
- small container with water
- Premium Wafer Paper “Nori”
1. Melt a small amount of white DECOgel in the microwave for a few seconds; be sure to watch you don’t overheat it. Add a small amount of each powder color and mix until all color is incorporated.
2. Use your brush to paint the center of the cavity. Allow to set for a few moments while you melt some more white DECOgel. Carefully and completely cast melted white DECOgel into the mold. Set aside and allow to set. Depending on your environment it could take 5- 10 minutes or more for the DECOgel to set.
3. You will know your “Salmon Roll” is completely set when the DECOgel pulls away from the side of mold with ease. Once released, use a paintbrush with a small amount of water to dampen the sides of the roll to adhere a “Nori” strip. Wrap strip around until it overlaps the starting point and secure with another dab of water. Trim away excess.
Doesn’t that look delicious? A fun, easy, creative, and time saving edible decoration sure to fool any onlooker into believing it’s REAL SUSHI!
- You can heat DECOgel directly in it’s storage container, but for more precision casts we recommend a heatproof container with a spout. Also, you can use any petal dust colors you prefer to tint your melted DECOgel to achieve the color for your sushi roll.
- There is no need to prep a good quality food grade safe silicone mold. But, if your mold is porous, we recommend you lightly grease its cavity.
- Pressed for time? Carefully transfer your filled molds into a cooler environment like the freezer for a quicker set!