Since this week is Shark Week - I thought it'd be a great time to share this Shark Attack Cake I made a few years ago! This Shark Attack Cake is super cute - perfect for any little boy (or girl) who loves sharks and the nautical theme. Great for Shark Week too!
It's so funny... Shark Week is never even on my radar, but my mosty male household loves this sort of thing!
Me? I've honestly never even watched the original Jaws movie. Clearly - this is not my thing 😉
But my hubby will spend a whole day watching stuff like that and for the most part, my kiddos are all for it too! That's when you'll usually find me in my bedroom watching Netflix or on my laptop working. 🙂
Anywho... I made this way back in 2015 so I honestly can't remember any details other than the notes I had about the design. Court's mama, Katie, sent me a few pics that I saved in my files and asked that I used those as ideas for the design.
But I'm going to share what I do remember - just in case you'd like to recreate this cake...
Shark Attack Cake
The rings will need to dry for awhile before they're ready to stand up so I advice making them 2-3 days in advance and keeping them on a cookie sheet in a cool, dry place.
I used melted candy melts to glue them to the cake and board.
For the stripes on the bottom tier, I also used the ribbon cuter. They were white homemade marshmallow fondant, Satin Ice red, and blue homemade marshmallow fondant. You could also use Satin Ice Baby Blue for the cake covering and/or stripes.
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For the board, it was covered in a shimmery craft paper, then I wrapped it with red ribbon. I have a tutorial for how I do that here.
The shark fin was made out of gray fondant (a mix of Satin Ice black and homemade marshmallow fondant). I added tylose to the fondant so it would dry hard. I cut the fin shapes, let them dry overnight, then "glued" them together for stability and glued it standing up on the board with melted candy melts.
The water was buttercream - piped on with a small round tip.
The shark fin on top was formed the same way as the one on the board. The "4" was cut out of Satin Ice red with tylose mixed in so it would dry hard. When it was hard, I glued it to a lollipop stick with candy melts and it worked perfectly on the cake. It wasn't this exact cookie cutter, but very similiar size and shape.
The cakes were baked in Magic Line pans, size 5" and 7". It was vanilla cake filled and frosted with vanilla buttercream. Then it was covered and decorated with homemade marshmallow fondant and Satin Ice fondant.
It would've been more perfect if the inside had been red velvet, huh? Haha!
I was really giddy with how cute this cake turned out! Perfect for a shark-crazy little boy and perfect for Shark Week too!
Have questions about this cake? Leave me a comment! Also be sure to check out this Boys Under the Sea Cake with a shark and shark cookies!