Another dear friend had a 40th birthday this year and she loves Hello Kitty. At first I had a very generic idea for her cake, and my husband laughed at my ridiculous sketch (which was terrible, but the idea was great in my head). Then the day before her party it came to me to make a sushi cake since she was having a sushi catered party. I had my husband help me with some of the sushi since my time was limited and I needed to decorate the rest of the cake.
Here is the sushi with bowl of noodles and chopsticks.
Here it is partly completed, the rest of it was going to be placed at the party.
And here is our birthday girl with the finished cake.