These shark cookies are easy enough for most beginner cookie decorators. The cookie itself is a rectangle that can be cut by hand or with a rectangle cookie cutter.
To start these cookies, I found an image of a shark that I liked with a party hat on it. I printed it onto card stock and cut it out to make a template.
Using an edible ink marker, I outlined the shark shape onto the cookie. Edible ink markers are just regular markers made with food coloring instead of ink. You can also use a small detail paintbrush and diluted food coloring to outline if you don’t have one of these markers.
Next, I outlined the body of the shark using a 15 second consistency icing in a medium to dark gray color.
Then, using a light gray color in 15 second consistency, I flooded the lower belly part of the shark.
You can use a scribe tool or toothpick to help smooth out your icing and push it into small areas.
Next I flooded the top part of the shark in a medium gray color in 15 second consistency icing.
With the same darker color that I used to outline the shark, I added the details of the gills and nose area.
Then, using white icing in 15 second consistency, I piped the whites of the eyes onto the wet gray icing.
With the same white icing, I outlined the entire cookie and flooded in any areas that didn’t have icing already, including inside the shark’s mouth.
The cookie needs to dry for about 2 hours before moving on.
Once the cookie had dried for a while, I used my edible ink marker to add the teeth and the details around the eye.
Next with a 15 second consistency red icing I outlined and filled a triangle shape for the party hat. Then I used the white icing to add stripes to the hat while the red icing was still wet. Finally I added a string down the face of the shark for the party hat string.
These cookies can be left to dry for 8-12 hours before stacking or bagging.
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