Shark Fin Cupcake Toppers {Hello Summer}


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Hello crafty friends, I’m Callye of The Sweet Adventures of SugarBelle. I’m here today to share these simple shark fin cupcake toppers. I know that cookie decorating can seem a little intimidating but this is a project that even a beginner can do.

The key to perfect cookies is a great recipe. You can find my cookie recipe HERE and my icing recipe HERE.

I used a moon cutter to create shark fin cookies. This particular cutter came from the Wilton 101-Piece Plastic Cookie Cutter Set, but any moon will do.


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Simply cut out the cookies and use a flat edge {like a knife} to trim the bottoms.

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For a little extra stability you might consider rolling the cookies slightly thicker and inserting a cocktail fork. I purchased these at World Market. You could also use a smaller cutter {if I ever make these again I probably would}.

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To make shark fin cookies you will need:

  • Gray piping and flood consistency royal icing {for help with icing consistency, click HERE}

Begin by outlining with a #2 tip then flood. Let the cookies dry completely. This can take anywhere from 8-24 hours depending on where you live.

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Once the cookies are dry place the cookie on a frosted cupcake. For tips on frosting cupcakes check out this post over at Glorious Treats.

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If you’re planning a summer shark-themed party, be sure to check out how-to decorate simple shark cookies over on my blog. Thank you for having me today, Jamielyn. Happy Baking!
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Coleen Bassett

Hi, it’s me…Coleen! I grew up in northern California. I am the second of four children. I went to college at Chico State where I met and married the love of my life 10 years ago. We have two wonderful, amazing, loving children! I am a bit of a crazy bike rider/barefoot runner! My favorite past time is to go for a run…barefoot! I am passionate about design!! I have been an independent creative consultant for 6 years. Someday I will travel the world and speak 7 different languages. Life is so good!

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  1. Gloria @ Simply Gloria posted on June 27, 2013 at 5:28 am (#

    Already headed over to see what else Callye does…love her site too! These are such a cute idea for all the little boys we love ….that love sharks!

  2. Cranberry Morning posted on June 27, 2013 at 5:40 am (#

    That is absolutely the cutest thing! :-)

  3. Jennifer posted on June 27, 2013 at 9:33 am (#

    Those are adorable! So cute, I will have to make these for a shark loving four year old in August for his birthday!

  4. Gwen posted on June 28, 2013 at 6:39 am (#

    These would be perfect for your Swim Team Banquet… we’re the Sharks!

  5. Heather - Chickabug posted on July 9, 2013 at 11:47 am (#

    Super cute! I love the shark fin but I think I love the blue icing and “pearls” even more! Thanks for sharing these! : )

    • Jamielyn posted on July 9, 2013 at 6:19 pm (#

      I agree, it is such a cute idea for a summer party!

  6. Carlee posted on May 23, 2014 at 12:53 am (#

    What color did you use for the frosting?