Shark Costume Cupcakes

Yield 12 cupcakes


1 box of white cake mix, any brand1 C. water 2/3 C. vegetable oil 3 egg whites white frostingblue gel food coloring 1 sleeve of graham crackers, crushed10 oz Wilton black candy melts10 oz Wilton white candy melts Small sandwich baggyParchment or wax paper Kitchen scissors White cupcake linersToothpicks


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line (2) 12 count muffin tins with cupcake liners. Combine the white cake mix, water, vegetable oil and egg whites mixing well.

Fill each muffin well halfway with cupcake batter and bake 18-20 minutes.

Insert a toothpick around 18 minutes, if it comes out clean the cupcakes are done.

Remove the cupcakes from the oven and let cool. 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.

Let the candy melts cool a few minutes and then scoop the melted chocolate into the small sandwich baggy.

Line a large baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.

Snip a small corner of the sandwich baggy and gently squeeze the melted chocolate out of the baggy and onto the lined the baking sheet making the outline of a shark fin, about 1" in size.

Squeeze some of the melted chocolate into the middle of the shark fin and use a toothpick to fill it in. Repeat this process with 24 chocolate fins.

It's always a good idea to make a few extra in case some break or don't turn out.

Let the shark fins set about 30 minutes.

Add a few drops of blue gel food coloring to the white frosting and stir to combine. Generously frost the cupcakes with blue frosting and dip half into the crushed graham cracker crumbs to make the beach.

Carefully place a shark fin the water.

If it has trouble standing, insert a toothpick behind the fin to help it stand.

Repeat with all the cupcakes

Recipe by The Happy Home Life at