Shark Cupcakes

Why did the shark cross the great barrier reef?
To get to the other TIDE

Ahhh who doesn’t love a good kid joke right? Last week, my son brought home an info sheet from school letting us parents know that the end of the year was fast approaching (yay? groan? mixed emotions here) and the class was going to start fundraising for the end of the year trip. The majority of the fundraising is coming from 3 bake sales over the next few months and I kind of got a little excited. Yeah, I know, I’m one of those parents. I actually really like baking up stuff to send in to the school bake sales. All three of my boys plus their dad have birthdays within 10 days of each other, so most of my fun baking happens then, and because they are all on top of each other it actually turns into stress baking because it’s all too much at once. Bake sales are fun because we get to make creative little cupcakes during other parts of the year! 

Shark Cupcakes - Mom vs the Boys

I actually went into the bulk food store with an idea in mind, but it turns out they didn’t have what I needed. So we just roamed the store blind trying to think up a new idea. Unfortunately, though it was only February the candy section was maxed out on Easter treats. Easter is mid April people!!! Let’s not rush things! With not a lot to choose from we landed on these cute little shark gummies and decided to give them a go. Sharks are one of son’s absolute favourites anyway. 

Shark Cupcakes - Mom vs the Boys

Shark Cupcakes

You’ll Need


Buttercream icing

Blue food colouring

Piping bag and Wilton 2D tip

Shark gummy candy


Putting Them Together

Use any flavour of cupcake you like, I used rainbow chip and left it as is but a hint of blue food colouring in the batter would be awesome for the ‘water’ look too if you wanted to go that route. 

Tint your icing a light blue, don’t go too dark or your sharks won’t stand out. Using the piping bag and Wilton 2D tip, pipe on a swirl of the blue buttercream icing to look like waves. It’s the same technique as a rose but you can go looser and a little messier.

Top each cupcake with a shark gummy. I found mine at the Bulk Barn.

Shark Cupcakes - Mom vs the Boys

What is a sharks favorite kinda sandwich
Peanut butter and jellyfish!

Shark Cupcake - Mom vs the Boys

Who gives sharks presents on Christmas?
Santa Jaws!


  1. Oh my goodness, these are the coolest cupcakes EVER!!!

  2. Florence Cochrane says:

    I love this idea. It would go over big at a birthday party.

  3. Calvin F. says:

    Very cute and wonderful cupcake idea.

  4. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Super cute, they would go very well at a bake sale, kids will love them. 🙂

  5. ivy pluchinsky says:

    love these cupcakes

  6. salexis alexis says:

    That’s a sweet idea, I do believe these would be a hit!

  7. Victoria Ess says:

    Cute idea!

  8. Treen Goodwin says:

    These are super cute , my Grandson would love these thanks for sharing 🙂

  9. Darren Scrubb says:

    Truly a delightful looking cupcake that will be great for Easter.

  10. Anita D. says:

    Super cute! Very creative. Hats off to you.

  11. Leslie C says:

    My kids love baking especially my daughter!

  12. Judy Cowan says:

    So cute and easy to make, will have to make some of these for my nephew.

  13. Love how simple these are. Plus they would be perfect for Shark Week on TV; my boys love Shark Week. LOLOL!

  14. DARLENE W says:

    great idea for an upcoming birthday

  15. nicolthepickle says:

    You are so creative with your cupcakes.
    Well done.
    And I am a huge fan of puns.

  16. HEIDI C. says:

    My brother is such a big shark fan! He would love these!

  17. kathy downey says:

    I can’t wait to surprise the grandkids with these,how creative !

  18. Laurie P says:

    Oh these would be great for our upcoming party!

  19. kristen visser says:

    1) cute joke lol
    2) these cupcakes are adorbs! I hate sharks….seriously they scare the crap out of me…but this is one shark that doesn’t lol 🙂

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