Shark Cupcakes

These shark cupcakes are perfect for parties and celebrations. You can enjoy them as a treat during Shark Week, at birthday parties, and other fun themed parties.

Ever since the kids were little, sharks were fascinating to them and Shark Week is a huge deal in our house. My kids are obsessed with shark movies, shark books, and shark games.

Even in our homeschool subjects, we try to incorporate something to do with sharks into the lessons. When it comes to math, we count different shark objects. For science, we learn everything about these mysterious creatures.

We enjoyed the online shark unit study from Techie Homeschool Mom too. The list of activities and lessons can go on but those are just a few of our favorites.

You may also like these fun raccoon cupcakes or other creative cupcakes for kids that are perfect for parties and fun celebrations.

Adorable Shark Cupcakes

Easy Shark Cupcakes

Shark Cupcakes Ingredients:

Below are the ingredients for making your own homemade cupcakes. However, you can used boxed cake mix instead of making your own. Just bake the cake as suggested on the box and then skip down to the icing recipe and go from there.

  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter; softened
  • 3 egg whites; room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
Shark Cupcakes

Shark Fin Cupcake Icing Ingredients:

  • 1lb confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter; 2 sticks room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 drop light blue food gel
  • Shark Fin Toppers

How To Make Shark Fin Cupcakes

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place cupcake liners in a cupcake pan. I always like to double the liners.

If you are using boxed cake mix: mix the batter together and pour into the cupcake liners, then bake as suggested.

If you are making homemade cupcakes:

Sift the flour, sugar salt, baking soda and powder into a large bowl, and whisk together.

Separate the eggs. In another bowl or stand mixer, whisk together the wet ingredients until combined.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Mix until combined. Distribute the batter evenly into cupcake liners, filling each paper with mix about 2/3 of the way up.

Bake for about 22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

To make the frosting:

Whip the butter and salt for about a minute using a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.

Sift in the confectioner’s sugar, in several batches, beating on low after each addition. Scrape the bowl down and repeat the process.

Add a tablespoon of the cream while mixing on low. Beat until you have an even, fluffy consistency. Separate the icing into two parts. Add in the blue food gel to one section and stir until you have reached the desired color you want.

Place the blue and white icing into a piping bag with a star tip and pipe upward all along the cupcake then in the center. Place a shark fin into the top middle to finish it off.

Shark Fin Cupcakes

Shark Cupcakes

Shark Fin Cupcakes

Easy and adorable shark fin cupcakes for parties, celebrations, and Shark Week!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

Homemade Cake

  • 1 2/3 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 c unsalted butter; softened
  • 3 egg whites; room temperature
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c sour cream
  • 1/2 c whole milk

Shark Fin Cupcake Icing

  • 1 lb confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 c unsalted butter; 2 sticks room temperature
  • 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • light blue food gel

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place cupcake liners in a cupcake pan. I always like to double the liners.
  • If you are using boxed cake mix: mix the batter together and pour into the cupcake liners, then bake as suggested.
  • If you are making homemade cupcakes:
  • Sift the flour, sugar salt, baking soda and powder into a large bowl, and whisk together.
  • Separate the eggs. In another bowl or stand mixer, whisk together the wet ingredients until combined.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Mix until combined. Distribute the batter evenly into cupcake liners, filling each paper with mix about 2/3 of the way up.
  • Bake for about 22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

To make the frosting:

  • Whip the butter and salt for about a minute using a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.
  • Sift in the confectioner’s sugar, in several batches, beating on low after each addition. Scrape the bowl down and repeat the process.
  • Add a tablespoon of the cream while mixing on low. Beat until you have an even, fluffy consistency. Separate the icing into two parts. Add in the blue food gel to one section and stir until you have reached the desired color you want.
  • Place the blue and white icing into a piping bag with a star tip and pipe upward all along the cupcake then in the center. Place a shark fin into the top middle to finish it off.
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