Servings: 1 dozen cupcakes
- 12 vanilla cupcakes
- 2 sticks unsalted butter
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1 Tbs heavy cream
- Grey candy melts
- Blue gel food color
- Black gel food color optional
In the bowl of a stand mixer beat butter on a medium speed until pale and fluffy.
Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time until incorporated. Add heavy cream to reach your desired consistency.
Add about 1/4 tsp blue gel food color and mix until completely combined.
In a double boiler or microwave safe bowl melt grey candy melts* and add to a piping or zip top bag.
Pipe a shark fin onto wax paper**, swirling with a toothpick to make them even, and allow to set in the fridge for 15 minutes until solid.
Decorate cupcakes with frosting*** and enjoy!
*You can add some black gel food color to get a darker grey if you want.
**You can place a template under your wax paper to get a more uniform fin but I just eyeballed mine.
***I used a star tip but you can also just use an offset spatula and rough the icing up to look like waves