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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Sugar Cookie Recipe
Royal Icing Recipe
Royal Icing Colors:
Black Food Gel Color
Hammerhead Shark Cookie Cutter
Royal Icing Candy Eyes
Tipless Piping Bag
- 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!
I love those teeth!!! Great little video!
Absolutely brilliant! Thank you for sharing.❤️❤️
I seriously can not even begin to tell you how stinkin’ ADORABLE these are! And I don’t even bake! I can’t ice a cookie to save my life….I need a shark-cookie-on-a-stick-bouquet-basket immediately, if not sooner. Would it help if I finished my kitchen remodel first and get my double oven out of the box? So, so cute. LOVE your blog and baking talent ❤️
Why doesn’t Janis like the ocean? SHARKS!
Why won’t Janis get IN the ocean? SHARKS!
I am deathly afraid of sharks! but your cookies are so cute that I MIGHT be falling in love with them. They look so sweet! HA! Who am I kidding? Sharks will bite your head off without a second thought. At least if they are shark cookies, I get to do the biting! 🙂
Your starfish look cute and terrified being among your shark cookies. Is the texture created with nonpareils?
Like how you made a straight-on view of a shark…you could also trim the shape and have a shark fin. Maybe I’ll get some shark cutters and try this, too. 🙂
If we are ever in the ocean at the same time Janis, I’ll go swimming with you. If we see a shark, we’ll offer him a people cookie and maybe he will leave us alone! lol