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.