These adorable and simple cupcakes are perfect for your next Shark Week viewing party or day at the beach!
Shark Week Cupcakes
Prep Time
25 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Servings: 1 dozen cupcakes
Author: Meaghan | Cook. Craft. Love.
  • 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
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer beat butter on a medium speed until pale and fluffy.
  2. 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.
  3. Add about 1/4 tsp blue gel food color and mix until completely combined.
  4. In a double boiler or microwave safe bowl melt grey candy melts* and add to a piping or zip top bag.
  5. 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.
  6. Decorate cupcakes with frosting*** and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

*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