At some point this month it was Shark Week. I am horrible about keeping track of this type of stuff, and honestly I don’t really care. But when Amber made some super cool shark cookies, I decided that they can be featured anytime. Period. Her cookies are a lot more elaborate, using a tie-dye background. You can follow her tutorial on a Facebook live clicking here. The fun starts at exactly 5 min.

It all starts with the sharks made the day before using Royal icing transfers. You will need 4 colors + white just for that part. The shark template is available in her Patreon page.

I opted for a three color blue background to simplify it a bit. And also made a slightly different version, with ocean and sky.

The trickiest component is definitely the Royal icing transfer. When you see Amber making hers in the video, you realize how good she is at getting the consistency of the icing just right. I struggle a lot with it. In this batch of cookies, the icing for the transfers was a bit too thin, and the icing for the cookies a bit too thick. There you go.

Looks like my sharks had been swimming through rough waters. And they need braces… But, all joking aside, I loved making these cookies, learned a lot, and will definitely bring them back in the future. Now… what to do to get rid of an ear worm from a certain Spielberg’s movie?

7 thoughts on “SHARK ATTACK!

  1. Elaine @ foodbod July 22, 2021 / 12:54 am

    These are SOOOOO cool! The detail in them is amazing, I’m so glad I could see a bigger photo of them. Very cool work Sally 🤩🤩🤩🤩

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  2. Frenchcreek Baker July 22, 2021 / 1:30 am

    I LOVE your sharks! The tie dye background Amber makes is beautiful. Wonder what you will use that idea for in the future🤭. But I actually think your water themed versions perfect for the shark. And both styles are great.

    How did you make your waves?

    Do you use the plastic disk to practice? You may have told us before about it but I don’t remember the name?


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    • sallybr July 22, 2021 / 7:10 am

      Not-a-cookie! No, I did not use that. I find that useful for practicing brush embroidery or to pipe fine lines because in those cases the consistency is so tricky for me – I just improvised – added two tones of blue and then swirled some white on it.


    • sallybr July 22, 2021 / 7:17 am

      as to the tie-dye, it is really SO MANY colors, I get discouraged. But maybe one day when I am feeling really great about life… 😉


      • Frenchcreek Baker July 24, 2021 / 1:38 pm

        Is it mixing up all those bags or just piping that many circles using all those bags that has you hesitant? I wonder if you can project concentric circle pattern and lightly then draw the lines for a guide? (You make me want a projector. Yet each time you post some super cute design I feel my resistance weakening!)

        I have faith you can do this tie dye stuff just fine! I can’t believe all the techniques you have now mastered! Each post you try something new or tweak on a technique. Would be quite something to list them all in a post with links to all your previous posts.

        Anyway, I still love your version of the shark cookie so maybe this reluctance to go for tie dye is just leading you down fresh creative paths? All I see is wonderful surprises with each post so it is all good💕

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  3. sallybr July 24, 2021 / 1:49 pm

    It is just the mixing of all colors – for this particular cookie, she went all out, truly. Five colors JUST for the shark and then I think she used 6 or 7 additional ones for the tie dye. The concentric part is really not a problem because it is all pretty forgiving once you start working the needle through it. But the idea of soooooooooo many colors and bags….. (sigh) – I will do it at some point, but maybe on another type of cookie….

    now, you have no idea how much I love that you like my cookie blog – I don’t have that many visitors, and I feel that it is a very narrow subject to blog about – but I love doing this SO SO much! So your feedback is like pure gold!


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