white cake mix, any brand water vegetable oil egg whites white frosting blue gel food coloring graham crackers, crushed Wilton black candy melts Wilton white candy melts Small sandwich baggy Parchment or wax paper Kitchen scissors White cupcake liners Toothpicks
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line (2) 12 count muffin tins with cupcake liners. 2. Combine the white cake mix, water, vegetable oil and egg whites mixing well. 3. Fill each muffin well half way with cupcake batter and bake 18-20 minutes.
4. Insert a toothpick around 18 minutes, if it comes out clean the cupcakes are done. 5. Remove the cupcakes from the oven and let them cool. 6. Count out 40 black Wilton candy melts and 40 white Wilton candy melts. Place them in a microwave-safe dish and heat in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring until melted.
7. Let the candy melts cool a few minutes and then scoop the melted chocolate into the small sandwich baggy 8. Line a large baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. 9. Let the shark fins set about 30 minutes. 10. Add a few drops of blue gel food coloring to the white frosting and stir to combine.
11. Generously frost the cupcakes with blue frosting and dip half into the crushed graham cracker crumbs to make the beach. 12. Carefully place a shark fin in the water. If it has trouble standing, insert a toothpick behind the fin to help it stand.
Shark Crafts – Paper Tube Shark – Shark Cootie Catcher – Chompin’ Shark Pupp – Yarn Woven Shark – Shark Slime – Wooden Spoon Shark
Shark Books – The Ultimate Book of Sharks by Brian Skerry – Sharks! by Anne Schreiber – I’m a Shark by Bob Shea – How to Survive as a Shark by Kristen Foote