Thursday, November 19, 2009

Show and Tell - Shark Cupcakes

As my "regular" readers will know, my husband has been out of town for 4 weeks (coming home only for short weekend visits).  He was on his way home last Friday night, and his birthday was Monday.  I knew we wouldn't be able to celebrate his birthday together, so I planned a surprise.
I recently purchased the book Hello Cupcake, and decided to make him Shark Cupcakes as a birthday surprise.  So, I cut out of work a bit early and stocked up on supplies.  After dinner, I got started with the Shark Cupcake baking.  I made vanilla cupcakes, and dyed all my frosting - blue, gray, and black, and set out all my goodies.

The sharks were made out of twinkies with little cookies stuck in the side to make fins.  I used mini chocolate chips for the eyes and frosting to make the mouth and teeth.  They were a bit difficult to make - you glue the twinkies on to the cupcakes with frosting and then freeze them for a bit to get them to stick. Then, you dip the sharks into the gray frosting.  My sharks kept falling off into the frosting and I had to fish (HA! No pun intended!) then out and try to repair them. 
 These were fun to make.  I cracked myself up with how absolutely ridiculous they were.  They were a definite time killer and helped me pass the time until my husband got home.


I arranged them all on my glass cake plate.  I also made school of fish cupcakes with little juju fish.  This picture is of my cupcakes with a picture of the cupcakes from the book.  Mine are clearly not as perfect as the ones in the book, but I think they look halfway decent. 
Now, head on over to the Stirrup Queens and see what the rest of the class is showing.

14 comments:

  1. Wow, those look awesome! Hope your hubby had a great bday!

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  2. I love those. Absolutely LOVE them.

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  3. These are funny and fantastic. Great job!

    I hope they tasted as good as they look. Mmm...frosting...

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  4. This is too funny! I love those sharks! What a great gift for your husband. :)

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  5. They look great! And I bet they tasted even better.

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  6. Those are so cool! I need to get that book.

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  7. Those are great. I love when people share their creativity and creations with the world.

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  8. Those are awesome! I think they look better than the ones in the book -- much more feral and scary.

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  9. Great job! I made the penguins, but I have been afraid to try the sharks.

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  10. These are so amazing!! I'm going to have to go and buy this book.

    Thanks for the tip!

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  11. Wow! Hubby musta had a wonderful birthday after those! Book sounds fantastic! Does it include grey nurse and hammerheads too?

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