How to Decorate Great White Shark Cookies

Prepare the following items:

5 Tipless Piping Bags

Super Black Food Coloring

Bright White Food Coloring

Spatulas & pint glasses to fill your piping bags

Scissors

Step 1: Bake and cool cookies before decorating. Make sure cookies are fully cooled. If they are warm, the icing will run off of them. Make royal icing. Learn how to mix different consistencies of royal icing here>>

How to Decorate Great White Shark Cookies

Prepare the following icing colors:

Piping Consistency:
Gray (make gray by adding just a small amount of black to your icing, or mix black and white food coloring in your icing.)
White
Black (Optional if using a candy-see step 8)


Flood Consistency:
Gray (make gray by adding just a small amount of black to your icing, or mix black and white food coloring in your icing.)
White


Step 2: Outline top portion of the shark with gray piping consistency royal icing as shown. Only outline about the top โ…” of the shape, as you want to leave space for a white underside. Be sure to outline the fin shape with gray piping consistency icing as shown.

How to Decorate Great White Shark Cookies

Step 3: Outline bottom portion of the shark with white piping consistency royal icing as shown.

How to Decorate Great White Shark Cookies

Step 4: Fill the top portion of the shark with gray flood consistency icing. Pipe some squiggles of icing inside the shape so that your icing does not collapse. Let this part air dry for a minimum of 30 minutes before moving onto the next step. Icing should be crusted over. If you move to the next step too soon, your icing may run together and you won't get sharp definition between the white and gray portions of the shark.

How to Decorate Great White Shark Cookies

Step 5: Fill in the bottom portion of the shark with white flood consistency royal icing. Pipe some squiggles inside the shape to ensure the icing doesn't collapse as it cools.Let both sections dry a minimum of 1 hour before moving onto the next step.

How to Decorate Great White Shark Cookies

Step 6: Using white piping consistency royal icing, pipe dots on the shark's mouth and then use a scribe tool, or toothpick, to gently drag the icing to create sharp teeth.

How to Decorate Great White Shark Cookies

Step 7: Using gray outline consistency royal icing, pipe 3 identical curved lines between the shark's mouth and fin, as shown. These will be the gills of the shark.

How to Decorate Great White Shark Cookies

Step 8: Using black outline consistency royal icing, pipe a small dot above the last tooth for the shark's eye. Alternatively, you can use a small candy or nonpareils to create the eye.

Folks won't be able to resist taking a bite out of these great white shark cookies! Bake them to celebrate Shark Week, birthdays, pool parties, and more!

How to Decorate Great White Shark Cookies



Cookies decorated by Laura Luk of Butterfly Bakes Atlanta



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