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Shark Cupcakes for Shark Week or a Shark Party

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Shark Cupcakes are the perfect addition to any Shark Week party or a fabulous Shark birthday party. Create this easy Shark Cupcake Recipe today with just a few ingredients.

shark cupcakes

My 3-year-old is still singing Baby Shark and I'm wondering when a toddlers time frame for a trend is? I feel like it's been two years strong and I'm ready for it to be done. But, just like their Baby Shark song, the adults have their Shark Week. Create these easy Shark Cupcakes for your next viewing party or the next Baby Shark party you're throwing, lol.

shark fin cupcake supplies

Supplies for your Shark Party Cupcakes

You want to go ahead and cook your cupcakes or just buy them from the bakery pre-made. You can easily find fondant on mainstream stores nowadays so this can easily be a one-trip trip to the grocery store.

coloring fondant
making fondant shark fins

how to make the fondant shark fin

Take your white fondant and add a bit of the black gel food coloring. Mix it so that most of it is gray but leave a little bit of white marbling throughout.

Take a 1” ball and then shape it into a triangle and bend the top portion of it a bit to the right. That’s it! It’s the easiest fondant Shark fin you’ll ever make.

Be sure to insert a toothpick into the fin for a bit of stability to when you top it on your cupcake.

shark party food

how to mix gel food coloring

You can buy blue buttercream from the bakery or making your own is really simple. Just whip the butter and powdered sugar together and add a splash of milk and vanilla. Add a bit of blue gel food coloring to the mixture until you get your desired shade.

I prefer to use gel food coloring over standard alcohol-based food coloring. It makes the colors punch a bit brighter and it takes less of the product to get the color that you want.

shark week cupcakes

When making dark buttercream or royal icing, remember that as the mixture sits, the colors will intensify. Black can leave the most jarring color in your mouth so it’s best to start easy with those tones and just make it darker if you need too later on.

shark cupcake recipe

These Shark Cupcakes are sure to please any child or adult who is way into Shark Week.

shark week cupcakes

Shark Cupcakes

Are your ready for Shark Week or are you planning a Shark Birthday Party? Create these easy shark fin cupcakes and make your next ocean party to the next level. Easy to make with in minutes.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, cupcake, cupcake recipe, cupcakes, shark week
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 300kcal
Author: Lindsay
Cost: $10


  • 12 Cupcakes cool to the touch
  • 3-4oz White Fondant
  • 1 Black Gel Food Coloring
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  • 1 Royal Blue Gel Food Coloring
  • 1 Blue Gel Frosting


  • To start, add a couple of small drops of black gel food coloring into your white fondant and knead until tinted. The fondant should come out light grey.
  • Divide the fondant into one dozen spheres, about ½ an inch in size.
  • To form each shark fin, slightly flatten each sphere and press the top to a point. It should look like a triangle.
    Curve the tip of the fondant triangle to give it a more realistic shape.
  • In a large bowl, mix together butter, icing sugar and milk with an electric mixer. Start on slow speed and increase the speed to high
  • Once ingredients are well-combined, add royal blue gel food coloring. Beat until completely tinted.
  • Scoop buttercream into a piping bag with Wilton tip 1M attached.
    Frost each cupcake.
  • Using the blue gel frosting, decorated each frosted cupcake with “squiggle” lines.
  • Insert a toothpick at the bottom of each fondant shark fin.
    Insert one fondant shark fin into each cupcake. Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 209mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 258IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1mg
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