Crazy Santa Shark Cookies that will Blow Your Mind

Crazy Santa Shark Cookies that will Blow Your Mind because who would trust them to hold the naughty or nice list? Not me. Okay, that was the plan for these cookies last year. I didn’t finish the tutorial because as we all know I wasn’t feeling well.  Now I feel better and want to finish these Santa Shark Cookies. Well, this morning as I was finishing the tutorial my husband walked in the kitchen and asked me what I was working on. When I told him he told me about two shark attacks yesterday and Florida and my heart sank so I looked online to see what happened.

I want to start this tutorial by saying that I feel really bad and I’m praying for those who have been involved in shark attacks. As you may have seen on the news, yesterday a 23-year-old man was bitten on the elbow by a shark while surfing in Jacksonville, Flordia and 100 miles down the coast at Smyrna Beach, a 49-year-old man who was boogie boarding was bitten.  The report I saw said neither man was badly injured and I got the information from the Today website. I hope both men get well and don’t have any long term issues.

Crazy Santa Shark Cookies that will Blow Your Mind | The Bearfoot Baker

Let’s decorate some shark cookies.

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Recipes:
Sugar Cookie Recipe
Spiced Molasses Cookies
Royal Icing Recipe: (15-Second Icing in tipless decorating bags)

Cookie Cutters:


Shark Cookie Cutter or you can find it at Flour Box Bakery
Santa Hat Cookie Cutter check the size of your shark cookie cutter and find a hat that’ll fit. My shark cutter is 2″ wide on the head and the Santa hat is 2″ wide so it was a perfect fit. 

Royal Icing Colors:
Gray
White
Red
Black

Royal Icing Candy Eye Pattern:
Large Eyes
Small eyes

Tools:
Turkey Lacer
Truly Mad Plastic or at Flour Box Bakery
Foodsafe Marker
Paintbrush for the black icing as the mouth
Red Sanding Sugar 
White Sprinkling Sugar

Optional:
Cookie Turntable Swivel for Cookies and the Minimat 
Fan to dry your cookies- Thanks Callye at Sweet Sugarbelle for sharing your tips to help make our cookies dry with a shine!
Coffee Filter for sprinkles – Thanks Bridget Bake at 350° for this wonderful decorating tip to catch our sprinkles and sanding sugar!

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  • Once you have the shark cookie cutter, find a hat that will fit. It’s kinda like Santa Shark shopping and trying to find the perfect outfit so your shark will look like Mr. Claus. My shark cutter is 2″ at the top so I found a hat cookie cutter that’s 2″ wide at the bottom.  
  • Make sure you make the royal icing candy eyes before you decorate the cookies. I keep a few jars of these on hand all the time because the different sizes make decorating cookies a little easier for me. Just place the eye on the wet icing and they’ll stay in place without worrying about piping a perfect circle for the eyes. You can place them on the undecorated cookie to see what size or sizes will look good. 
  • Also, if you’re making several shark cookies you might want to make a template for the mouth so they’ll look uniform or you can freehand them onto his face. 

Crazy Santa Shark Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

Let’s pretend the hat isn’t outlined in the image above because I didn’t notice it until I was editing the images and the video. We’ll work on the hat in a minute.

  • Draw a mouth on the Santa Shark Cookies with a food-safe marker so you’ll know where to place the black royal icing. 
  • Outline the mouth with the black royal icing and use the paintbrush to spread the icing around so his mouth will look dark and the teeth will stand out.

Silly Santa Shark Cookies that will Blow Your Mind | The Bearfoot Baker

  • So not only didn’t I notice the hat outline on the shark but these guys didn’t get the black painted inside their mouth. That’s what happens when you work on three different Santa shark cookies at once. Confusion always wins. 
  • Ignore all my issues and flood the Santa Sharks body with the gray royal icing so your shark won’t have the same issues my shark has.
  • If you want the fins to have a little white on the bottom add it while the icing is wet. I made some with gray and white fins and some with gray only and I think I like the addition of the white icing better. What do you think?
  • Use the turkey lacer to smooth out the icing and to pop any air bubbles. 
  • Place the cookie in front of a fan so it will help the royal icing dry with a shine. Thanks, Callye Sweet Sugarbelle for sharing this tip with us because it’s an amazing decorating tip! I use it every time I decorate a cookie and it works really well for pretty cookies.

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  • Outline and flood the hat with the red royal icing. 

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  • While the icing is wet sprinkle it with the red sanding sugar and gently shake off the excess. Bridget at Bake at 350° showed us how she uses coffee filters to catch the sprinkles so we can add them back into our sprinkle bottle and use them again later. You should check out her post and say thanks Bridget for sharing this wonderful decorating tip with us because it is a wonderful tip! I use it every time I use sprinkles or nonpareils. 

Hilarious Santa Shark Cookies that will Blow Your Mind | The Bearfoot Baker

  • Outline and flood the hat with the white royal icing.
  • Place the Santa Shark Cookie in the coffee filter and sprinkle the wet white icing with white sanding sugar. Gently shake off the extra sprinkles.

Here’s the part where you may want to put me on the naughty list. I didn’t get all the photo for the tutorial taken when I started this post so I had to finish it by making a few new cookies. Well, my photography wasn’t as good the second time around so please forgive me. Don’t add me to the naughty list because I promise I’ll be good from now on and take the best photos I can possibly take.

Crazy Santa Shark Cookies with a Sharky Smile | The Bearfoot Baker

  • Adding the teeth is as simple as piping a few dots and stretching it out with a turkey lacer because that’s all you have to do.
  • Pipe a few dots at the top of the mouth for the teeth. Use your turkey lacer (or a toothpick or scribe tool) to pull the circles down to make a point. It kinda looks like upside-down candy corns or an upside-down triangle.
  • To make the teeth look fuller, pipe another dot on the top of the triangle and gently pull it down. It will make the teeth look nice and full.
  • Repeat for the bottom teeth.
  • Outline the Santa Shark Cookie with gray icing. You can give his eyebrows a little job because you can make him look happy, scared, or shocked. How do you want your shark to look?
  • Let the cookies dry completely and enjoy!

Crazy Santa Shark Cookies Video:

 

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Please be careful if you’re out in nature. If you go into the ocean, on an African Safari, or hiking in the mountains watch out for wildlife. There are wild animals everywhere and most of them are looking for food. Sometimes they think we’re food or we’re in their way of finding food so they strike out or attack. Whenever you’re outside or wherever you’re at please be safe and watch out for animals. I want you to be super safe and super happy so you can decorate any kind of cookie you want to decorate. Have fun and be safe!

Bear hugs,   

Lisa