Shark Week-Look out Seals!

When I saw the commercial for Shark Week the other day on the Discovery Channel, I laughed out loud. I was horrified for a second but, when I realized it wasn’t real, the laughter began. Then, an idea hit me and Shark Week cookies were in the oven before I could say, “Poor Snuffy the seal.”

What do you think? I am still laughing! Poor little Snuffy. Now don’t get me wrong, I am crazy about seals and don’t want them to be eaten by sharks but, that commercial hit my funny bone.

Here is the Shark Week commercial if you want to see it. It is titled, “Story of Snuffy the seal.” Please don’t let your kiddos see it before you approve it though. It might upset them and I don’t want to be responsible for crying children.


When my son Tylor was little, we would watch Shark Week together. He was fascinated by most animal shows but, Shark Week has always been his favorite. If I missed a show because I was making dinner, he would come to the kitchen and tell me about it almost word for word. He was so focused. I guess those memories is what makes this week special for me.

Shark Week Cookies with thebearfootbaker.comUnlike Tylor and his shark stores, I have trouble focusing. When I began making cookies, one of the hardest things for me was to stay focused on the theme. I would become excited and before I knew what I was doing, I would make a dozen different designs when I only needed a few. Needless to say, most of my decorating time was spent mixing icing colors and washing dishes. By the time I started decorating I was tired and didn’t enjoy it as much as I should have.

(Salt and pepper cookies are inspired by my friend Sweet Sugar Belle. Thanks Callye!)

Funny Shark Cookies thebearfootbaker.comNow when I plan my platters and designs, I try to stay as focused as a shark chasing it’s dinner. If it doesn’t catch something, it doesn’t eat. The though of not eating would definitely make me stay focused.

Funny Shark Cookies by thebearfootbaker.comMaybe I should stay as focused as a seal planning it’s escape. Now that would take some focus!

Anyway, my point is don’t make the same mistake I did. Simplify your designs so you will have fun decorating instead of spending your time mixing colors and washing dishes. You might just have some time to watch Shark Week!

Bear hugs,