Sounds fun, doesn’t it?! When I was searching the web for sushi cake tutorials, I stumbled upon yet another awesome video by the most-incredible Denise Cold. I think it is safe to say that Denise “invented” the Chapstick sushi! What a fabulous idea. If you haven’t seen these, basically you create a long, skinny sushi cake and then slide it into a chapstick container. Then, you are able to use the paint itself as the applicator to create small, round imprints for things like bubbles, gems, etc, without the need for a dauber or brush. Just pop the cap off, mist with water, and press against the skin! No messy sponges to clean afterward. I think the idea is ingenious.
Rather than just hogging the fun to myself, I took the liberty of placing a large order of these empty chapstick containers to make available to YOU in my shop for just $1.00 each!! So stop on by the shop to pick up your Chapstick tubes, and be sure to check out Denise’s great video for a step-by-step tutorial on how to make them. Here are a few photos of my first attempt….I think it’ll take a few tries to really get the size and method down, but these still turned out great!
Paints ready to combine for a red gemstone chapstick sushi cake
(next you spear it with a toothpick or bamboo skewer, and freeze until it hardens enough to put in the tube)
I don’t think I let mine freeze long enough, but eventually got it all in there.
Compressing the paint as I turn up the base
The finished chapstick sushi
…and you have some cool red gems! Maybe I’ll try adding gold around the edges like I did in my red gem sushi cake.