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3 shark fin cupcakes in a row on a polka dot background

Baby Shark Cupcakes

Baby Shark Cupcakes should be at the top of your list for shark-themed parties (for adults and kids alike). Whip up a batch to serve to your friends when you all get together for Shark Week.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Baby Shark Cupcakes, Shark Fin Cupcakes, Shark Week Cupcakes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 411kcal
Author Jennifer Quisenberry


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Mixer
  • Measuring Cup
  • Spoon or Spatula
  • Piping Bags
  • Large Star Tip
  • Rolling Pin
  • Knife


  • 12 Cupcakes From Favorite Recipe or Box Plus Ingredients Required
  • 2 to 3 cups Vanilla Frosting in Three Colors: Blue/Aqua, Purple, and White Suggested: Pillsbury Funfetti Frosting
  • Fish Sprinkles Suggested: Sprinkles from Pillsbury Funfetti Frosting in Bright Aqua
  • Black Fondant
  • Large Open Star Tip (Wilton 1M Open Star Piping Tip)
  • Piping Bags


  • Make cupcakes according to the instructions.
  • Add about a ½ cup each color frosting to its own piping bag. Snip the end off the piping bags. Prepare a fourth piping bag with the open star tip. Slide the three other piping bags into the fourth and twist the open ends to force the frosting down into the tip.
  • Pipe frosting over cupcake in a circular direction working from the inside of the cupcake towards the outer circle and back to the middle to create a peak.
  • Roll fondant flat and cut into triangles. Press one triangle into each cupcake at the peak of the frosting.
  • Decorate with sprinkles.


Please note that nutrition facts are subject to change based on your choice of ingredients.