Shark Week cupcakes.
Since it's Discovery Channel's SHARK WEEK, and I was in the mood for dessert, I decided to make some Jaws-esque cupcakes. Aren't they absolutely terrifying? I cheated a bit and used boxed cake mix and frosting because i was in a hurry, but I plan on making some from scratch for a pool party next weekend.
What you need:
-boxed cake mix and subsequent ingredients
-frosting and food coloring
-cupcake tins and wrappers
The 7/26 episode of "True Blood"
Prepare the cake as per the instructions and dye the frosting to a nice, oceanic blue. I used about seven drops of blue and one of green for a regular-sized container of frosting. Bake the cupcakes and let cool.
Frost the cupcakes. Cut shark fins out of the blue paper and stick them into the "water." Serve and enjoy!
I made these cupcakes a little bigger than normal so they're a bit more like muffins. Tip--I recommend putting the frosting bowl on top of the oven while the cupcakes baked so the frosting softens, making it easier to spread. Also, I finally got to use these silicone cupcake wrappers that I bought from Sur La Table a few months ago. They worked well, but it was weird to serve cupcakes without wrappers; they looked naked!