How to Make Hammerhead Shark Cookies with a Video
Hammerhead Shark Cookies are really interesting creatures. Did you know that there are nine different species of Hammerheads sharks? Did you know that they live on average 25 to 35 years? That’s pretty interesting to me!
Shark week 2017 has showed a lot of videos about Hammerheads sharks this year so I thought it would be appropriate to share a few fun Hammerhead shark cookies with ya.
Look at that face! Who doesn’t love a good Hammerhead?
Supplies for Hammerhead Shark Cookies:
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Royal Icing Colors:
Black Food Gel Color
Hammerhead Shark Cookie Cutter
- Begin by making some cookie dough and cutting out a few Hammerhead Shark Cookies.
- Bake the cookies and let them cool completely before you begin decorating.
- Once the cookies are cool, mix a little water with black food gel coloring (or you can use thin royal icing) and paint the mouth area.
- Let it dry.
- Outline the hammerhead shark cookies with gray icing.
- Flood them but don’t flood the mouth area.
- Add the candy eyes while the icing is wet.
- Sometimes the 4mm pearls will lose their shine and color. Just paint them with a little black food gel color to make them look shiny and new again.
- Let the icing dry completely.
- Pipe the teeth and use a turkey lacer or toothpick to give them the shape you want.
- Once the teeth are shaped, you may need to add a little more royal icing to make them look nice and full.
- Use the turkey lacer to shape them again if they look like they need to be sharpened a bit.
- Let the cookies dry completely.
Hammerhead Shark Cookies:
Did you know that the Hammerhead Shark can’t see directly in front of it’s face? It can see directly above and directly below since the eyes are placed on outer edge of it’s uniquely shaped head. Another interesting fact for you.
I hope you’ve enjoyed Shark Week as much as I have. Seeing how sharks swim and what they eat and how they return to the same areas is really neat. The only thing I don’t like is when they show a birds eye view of how close sharks swim to people at the beach. It’s scary but also interesting. What would you do if you were in the ocean and saw a shark 20 feet away? YIKES!