This week was Shark Week, which I’m sure you know if you have a computer and any annoying friends. My feeds have been blowing up with Shark Week statuses and tweets, from the benign “So glad it’s shark week” to the “AASRHBFKSJDFIOE OMG I’VE NEVER BEEN MORE EXCITED FOR A SHARK WEEK EVER.”
I’m a definite fan of Shark Week, but I have to say it was a bit of a letdown after the Olympics. I needed to boost my spirits P.O.G. (post-Olympic Games), so I decided to get into the Shark Week spirit. I was inspired by a trip to Michael’s during which I bought an array of cake decorating toys, including piping bags, tips, gum paste and fun cupcake liners. I geek out on craft supplies, so it was a pretty great trip for me.
I put my new toys to good use by making Shark Week Cupcakes. They weren’t the most beautiful cupcakes a person has ever made, but I was pretty proud of myself. I used buttercream frosting dyed blue and then made the fins from gum paste (I was too lazy to make my own modeling chocolate).
Mostly I was playing around with my piping bag and the weirdo silver cake spray I got.
The gum past wasn’t supremely executed but all the knives were in the wash and so I cut the pieces with a fork.. I did, however, spray a couple of shark fins silver just because they looked more badass that way.
Needless to say I spent last night eating shark fin adorned cupcakes while watching Shark Men. My plans for tonight probably look pretty similar, since I’ve got a DVR full of Great White shows. I could see Shark Week Snacks becoming a new tradition, with a new attempt every year.
If you still haven’t gotten your shark week fix I suggest some shark attack cupcakes to remedy that (you can even ditch the fins and just have aquatic cupcakes, or, what I like to call “not in danger at all” cupcakes). Kick back, watch Jaws. Or Sharktopus. Either one is valid.
My last suggestion is that you a look at all of these pictures of sharks combined with other animals. You wont regret it.
Have a wonderful weekend and, as Tracy Jordan once said, live every week like it’s shark week.