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Shark Cupcakes

These Shark Cupcakes are made with whipped frosting as blue as the ocean and shark candies to help bring the idea together. These are the perfect treat to Shark Week!

Want more Shark themed stuff? Check out Shark Gummy Kabobs, Shark Fin Soap, Shark Bait Popcorn, Information on A Jaws Remake and Shark Punch.

What I love most about these cupcakes (other than how adorable they are) is that they are so easy to make.

Here’s the thing, I am not very good at creating handmade edible creatures like my husband is, so, if it comes down to making or baking something myself, I choose pre-made candies to get the job done.

In this case, I landed on some shark gummies and life saver candies to make it look like Shark Cupcakes and a flotation device (not that it would save you from a shark attack) but you get the picture…

Shark Cupcakes

Shark Cupcakes

Shark Cupcakes

Yield: 12

These Shark Cupcakes are made with whipped frosting as blue as the ocean and shark candies to help bring the idea together. These are the perfect treat to Shark Week!

Ingredients

  • 1 C. sugar
  • 1/2 C. butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 C. flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 C. milk
  • Pillsbury blue frosting
  • blue/white gummy sharks
  • star shaped frosting tip
  • plastic icing bag
  • white lifesavers
  • Wilton red gel icing

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degree and line a 12
    ct muffin tin with cupcake liners (optional).
  2. Combine the cupcake ingredients,
    mixing well. 
  3. Fill each cupcake tin about 3/4
    full. 
  4. Bake for 20-23 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. 
  5. Let the cupcakes cool completely prior to
    frosting
  6. Once the cupcakes have cooled completely, attach the
    frosting tip to your icing bag and fill with blue frosting. Generously frost each Shark cupcake with blue frosting. 
  7. Place 1 gummy Shark on top of each cupcake
  8. Then give each cupcake 1 Lifesaver and use the Wilton
    red icing to make lines on it like to look like a life preserver.
  9. Repeat with all cupcakes. 
  10. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 271Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 186mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 1gSugar: 26gProtein: 3g

Now that you have the recipe, you are going to want to know how to put these delicious treats together…

Once you’ve cooked and cooled the cupcakes, it is time to decorate.

Attach the frosting tip to your icing bag and fill with blue frosting. Generously frost each Shark cupcake with blue frosting. I like using a star tip, it gives the frosting that swirled water look.

Now, place 1 gummy Shark on top of each cupcake. Easy enough, right?

Now give each cupcake 1 Lifesaver and use the Wilton red icing to make lines on it like to look like a life preserver. Not that this would save you in shark attack but ya know, it makes it extra cute.

Repeat with all cupcakes. 

Now, eat them! Nom Nom Nom!

By the way, you’ll want to store any left over cupcakes in the fridge depending on the type of icing you use.

Happy Eating these shark cupcakes!

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