Shark Cupcakes

My oldest had a shark week party and made super cute cupcakes!
We love our “Hello Cupcake” book!
Just good old vanilla cupcakes…decorated!
Put some frosting on top and “glue” the twinkie (cut one inch off the bottom, as shown, then cut the curves off the top to make a pointy shark face). Freeze for 15+ minutes then dip in gray frosting.  To make the dipping frosting, melt a canister of white frosting, and we mixed in a little black gel frosting. Dip your shark in, then add eyes and gills with the gel frosting.  Add blue frosting around to make waves.
Use a hershey bar (or some chocolate bar) and this will be your shark fin. We cut circles with a cookie cutter, cut them in half and slid them into the chilled twinkie.
For the life preservers cupcakes, use powdered donuts and add red lines.  Use a melon baller (most have a serrated end) and lightly press on the donut to “take a bite out.”  Add mini swedish fish and you’re good to go.

My darling daughter ready for her party!
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17 responses to “Shark Cupcakes”

  1. jenni says:

    Those are very neat! I might get brave enough one day and try to make some lol, Thanks so much for sharing this great idea 🙂

  2. Karima says:

    Wow, never seen a shark cake before, how unique! Thanks for popping by, Karima x http://www.karimascrafts.com

  3. Kathleen says:

    I LOVE this idea! Great job. I especially like the donut life preservers! Very clever! Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings,
    AlwaysSewLove

  4. Linda Z says:

    Too adorable!! Love this idea! 🙂

  5. Mama JuJu says:

    So, what’s up with the lime in the background of the twinkie demo?? OK, sorry, it was one of those crazy days…in and out of the kitchen trying to take pics AND making lime chicken taco marinade…oops!!
    LOVE the new blog design…gorgeous, just like you!!
    XOXO

  6. Michelle says:

    How fun and yummy! 🙂 Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  7. They are so cool! If only my son wasn’t scared of sharks (Daddy too good at story time, I think), I’d be able to make them.

  8. Belinda says:

    Love the shark cupcakes.
    following from boost my blog fridays
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  9. I love hello, cupcake… beautiful job!

  10. THANK YOU so much for sharing your recipe with me at Cast Party Wednesday. I’d like to invite you back this week.
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you again!

  11. Jerri says:

    These are great! I love how you used the powdered donuts. Too cute! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites. I just added this to my pinterest!

  12. zaylyn says:

    These are so adorable!!

  13. This is such a labor of love! Thanks for linking up at Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop 🙂

  14. I love these. Thank you so much for linking up at bacon Time. I already know I will be featuring these on Thursday afternoon. Thanks again for sharing.

  15. Ambrosia says:

    Very cute!!! Found you through Boerman Ramblings!

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