My husband isn't too fond of Shark Week; he enjoys surfing and wants to continue to enjoy surfing:) Of course, we all know that sharks live in the ocean, duh, but lately there have been multiple sightings locally, four to be exact!
When my husband and his friend showed up at the beach to surf on the morning of August 2nd, this warning sign (above) was posted. Gulp. (Later, this warning sign had additional info added: the size of the shark was estimated to be 18-19 feet!) Yikes!
Yes, they went surfing anyway.
A couple of weeks ago, my husband arrived at another beach and was greeted by a friend that had witnessed a shark attack just 30 minutes prior, but fortunately, the shark merely bit the surfboard (it came around twice!) and not the surfer! Whew!
The warning sign was the inspiration for these cookies and since I am all about "simple" I came up with this "not too scary" shark fin cookie. Of course, if I was in the ocean and spotted a fin, it would be VERY scary!
Fortunately, the times that my husband has seen fins surface, they belonged to friendly dolphins:)
Shark Fin Cookies
Round and fin shaped (I made a template) sugar cookies
Blue ( AmeriColor Royal and Electric blue) soft gel paste food color
Black (AmeriColor) food color
1. Cut out and bake cookies according to recipe.
2. Let cookies cool.
3. Add one drop of royal icing (per cup) to make the gray.
4. With a #3 tip, outline and fill the fin cookies.
5. Set aside to set/dry the icing for a bit.
6. Mix some of the royal blue into a portion of royal icing, and some of the electric blue into another portion. The consistency should be on the thick side.
7. Using a small, offset spatula, spread the icing on the round cookie (some of each blue shade), free form. (I also swirled in a tiny bit of white.) Use the spatula to also form some small peaks.
8. Gently, but firmly, place a fin onto the middle of each round cookie. It should hold up easily.
Warning Sign Cookies
Rectangle sugar cookies
Black and orange food markers (AmeriColor)
1. With a #3 tip outline the cookies with white royal icing.
2. Using a #5 tip, fill the cookie with white royal icing.
3. Let cookies dry overnight.
4. Using the black edible marker, sketch a small shark and the warning.
5. With an orange food marker, add the orange stripes.
Have Fun and Stay Safe!