How to Make Hammerhead Shark Cookies with a Video
Hammerhead Shark Cookies are really interesting because there are nine species of hammerhead sharks. The great hammerhead is the largest, and typically measures about 13 feet long and weighs about 500 pounds. Did you know that they live on average 25 to 35 years? That’s pretty interesting to me!
Shark week 2017 has shown 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?
Hammerhead Shark Cookies:
Did you know that the Hammerhead Shark can’t see directly in front of its face because the eyes are placed on the outer edge of it’s uniquely shaped head? Another interesting fact for you.
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 cookie shapes.
- 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 because that will make the mouth look better once you add the shark’s teeth.
- Let the royal icing dry completely before you add the teeth so the icing colors won’t bleed together.
- Outline the hammerhead sharks with gray icing.
- Next, flood them, but don’t flood the mouth area so you can add the teeth later.
- Add the candy eyes to the face while the gray icing is wet.
- Sometimes the 4mm pearls will lose their shine and color so paint them with a little black food gel color to make them look shiny and new again.
- Let the royal icing dry completely so there will be less chance of the colors bleeding as the royal icing dries.
- Pipe the teeth and use a turkey lacer to pull the royal icing to a sharp point so they’ll look like shark’s teeth.
- Once the teeth are shaped, you may need to add a little more royal icing to make them look nice and full.
- If the teeth start to look a little dull, use the turkey lacer to shape them so they’ll look like they’re nice and sharp.
- Let the cookies dry completely.
I hope you’ve enjoyed Shark Week as much as I have. The only thing I don’t like to see is when they show a birds-eye view of how close sharks swim to people at the beach. It’s scary and I wonder what people would do if they saw a giant hammerhead swimming 20 feet away because I think I’d totally freeze? What would you do? YIKES!