August 2nd, 2010
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Happy Shark Week everyone! This year I decided to mark the occasion with some very festive cupcakes.
The fins are made from dark chocolate fondant, rolled to about 1/4″ thick and cut into shark fin shapes free-hand. I laid the fins on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and popped them in the freezer for about 20 minutes to harden. After they were good and solid, I took them out and brushed each one with silver and iridescent blue edible “pearl dust” (available at cake supply stores or in the cake aisle at Michael’s craft store.)
Why is it that Shark Week only comes once a year?… *Sigh*
Big thanks to Henry for taking these pics!