They settled on a process that starts with a fried wonton base, which splays out in yellow petals around the sushi and the festively colored cupcake wrappers. The shell is then filled with a ball of rice that simulates the base of the cupcake. In place of sweet frosting, they scoop in sushi classics like salmon, crab, and spicy tuna. Finally, on top of all the fish and rice, they drop toppings like spicy mayo, eel sauce, Sriracha, cream cheese, and guac.
It may not be sprinkles and chocolate, but the whole package is as colorful and convenient as it is delicious. It may seem strange at first, but you'll just have to grab a box of four for $12 for yourself.
"People are confused when they hear the words together," says Aoki. "But when they see it, it all makes sense."