Friday, August 9, 2013

fish-filled shark cookies

awww, look at the cute leetle fishees.
floating around in the deep blue sea with the radiance of sunshine above.

so calm.

so peaceful.

not a worry in the world.

lucky fishees.
hey hey!

where ya goin' fishees?
did i say something wrong?
HOLY CRAPPERS!

is that? 

could it be?!?!?!
run fishees run!!!!
i mean swim!
swim! SWIM! SWIM!!!!!
OH NO!
they're circling!!!!!
they're awfully wonky hungry looking!
and they're getting closer to the poor leetle fishees!
and closer...
and CLOSER!!!!

oh my heavens!
what happened to the calm blue sea?

where in the world did those sharks come from?
is it shark week or something?

heehee
that brownie pop pan came in handy again.

and yup i used store bought sugar cookie dough.
just follow the package directions.

i had these sharks on my mind and didn't wanna fiddle around looking for a "best sugar cookie" recipe cuz i was really interested in the decorating part and also cuz i am lazy.
but if you're not lazy, go for your best recipe!

you don't have to color the dough gray (by adding a tiny bit of black food coloring), but i did, thinking they would look fine.
but then i saw that gray cookies are not very appetizing.

in fact they are pretty groddy looking.

unless you are a sperm whale.
i hear they EAT sharks.
i used the end of a pie cutter handle for mine. 
you can use whatever will fit. 

no no no, not your shoe heel. 
that might be a tad too big...

ok let's move on.
i had a small ghost cookie cutter that i used for the fins so that they would at least be the same size. then i cut the sides of them to form the fins as shown above. 
you can also freehand them with a knife as i did for the dorsal fin and tail.

no need to be perfect, as people are gonna freak when they see the finished fish product anyway.

so, you'll need one tail (duh), one dorsal fin (duh) and 2 pectoral fins (those are the ones on the side), for each shark.

see, you learn something new everyday by watching the discovery channel...

i colored the candiquik with a tiny bit of black candy coloring.
that you will have to do if you want gray sharks.

or make them purple or orange or rainbow if you want.
:>P

allow the dome cookies, tail and fins to dry.

they dry fairly quickly if you freeze them and dip right away, like around 5 minutes.
Oooo!
he's coming together.

so you'll attach the dorsal fin to one of the cookies and the rest of the fins and tail to another cookie.

so 2 cookies=1 shark

originally i made 8 cookies for 4 sharks but 2 cookies broke cuz i didn't wait long enough to take them outta the pan.

so i ate 'em.
turned out ok since i was hungrier than a shark anyway.
:>P

now how about the face?
oops! i meant candiquik, not candiquick.

that darn shark scared the beejeezies outta me and i misspleed mispeled  mispelled oh forget it! 

ok let's get this fish to breathe before he dies.
uh oh.
i think i know what happened to the poor leetle fishees...
but maybe the leetle fishees got away?

dun. dun.
dun. dun.
dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun.
dunney done!
oh i can't bear to look!!!
bad sharks!
bad. bad. bad!
just for that, i will cut you open.

hey and we didn't even need to get a bigger boat.

swim away leetle fishees you are now free to gooooooooo!



(this is what happened when my hubby and son watched the shark shows all week. 
see how tv messes up my head?!)











48 comments:

  1. love the sharks. What a great post.
    Rosezeeta

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    1. oh thank you Rosezeeta! i had fun making them even though my hubby says i'm cray cray. heehee :)

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  2. OH my goodness! ALL of your creations are wonderful, but this one? BEST so far! Loved your little story - and how the fishees got away in the end! Yay! I love happy endings too! Whew! Close one!
    BUT! I caught a typo! Nooo....that's a nice way of putting it! I actually caught you in an outright LIE! Yes! That's right! dun. dun. dun....you said you were LAZY! GASP! Really my dear Lisa! Your fans adore you! We don't deserve that!!!! dun. dun. dun.......! LOOK OUT!!! Take it baaaack before it's too late!.....

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    1. HAHAHAHA you should come over my house and see the piles of laundry and dishes to put away (hence lazy so no typo).
      oh well, maybe i'll just let the sharks eat it instead. dun dun. dun dun.
      your comment totally made my day and cracked me up! thank you thank you thank you J!!!!!!! :>D

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  3. Wow, your cookies are over the top amazing!!!! What a fun idea. Thanks for the great step-by-step tutorial too.

    Beth @ Hungry Happenings

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    1. thank you SOOO much Beth! everything YOU do is over the top amazing! :)

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  4. These are too fun and great for shark week! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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    1. i was planning to do a back to school post today but the sharks got to me first Jenna! LOL thanks so much for stopping by! :)

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  5. What fun! I've seen some pretty creative things for shark week, but these are for sure a fin fav...oops I mean a fan fav! :)

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    1. FIN fav?!?! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
      you are beyond creative Kim! that's why i heart you so much :>D

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  6. You are WAY too creative for me! I can imagine my sharks will resemble blobs for sure. I am getting better though so maybe by next shark week...I will get these right! I simply love all of your creations and crush on your photo skills!

    Thanks for sharing at the friday Follow Along!

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    1. oh thank you thank you thank you! shark blobs would be cool for halloween-so see? there's a place for everything Heather May! :>D

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  7. What a clever idea!! Perfect for shark week. i'm a new follower by way of the Pin Me Linky party!
    Have a great weekend
    Melanie
    violetsbuds.blogspot.com

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    1. YAY! thank you SO much Melanie for the follow! it makes me smile bigger than a shark's jaw! heehee :>D

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  8. Ooooooh...skeeeerrrry! I askeered for sure! Outstanding, as usual, my friend!! It must be nap time....I can't think of anything else! Oh, but I noticed you posted this at 12:49 AM????????? 'sup with that??? Your BBFF, Dona

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    1. zzzzzzzzzzz whadda what? sorry i just woke up from a nap cuz i went to bed at 1am last night from making this silly post! so yup it took me hours and hours to make the post because of my insanely s l o w computer, much much longer than it took to make the sharks. so i asked myself, 'sup with that????? and i am still waiting for an answer! all i know is you're still my BBFF Dona! :)

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  9. You are BRILLIANT, Lisa! Superb job on the fabulous shark cookies...so very creative!

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    1. oh my oh my oh my!!!! i just got a happy tear in my eye! seriously. i completely and utterly adore everything you make so you made me the happiest blogger Sue! THANK YOU!!! :>D

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  10. Wowza, now that's creative!! Quite ingenius! I don't think I have that much patience, your attention to details really makes Your sharks! I bet the kids went wild over this!
    Jenna

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    1. thank you Jenna! it looks like it takes long but it really doesn't, especially using store bought cookie mix which only takes 7-9 minutes to cook-it took 1000 times longer to take the pics & make the post! LOL :>D

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  11. How funny!! I love it. Thank you for sharing with us at our SImply Create Link Party! I can't wait to see what you come up with next. :)

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    1. they're not exactly mean looking sharks-more like silly ones but i'm sure glad you love 'em! thanks for your party too Melissa! :)

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  12. Brilliant & perfect timing for shark week! Thanks for sharing @DearCreatives party! Hope your having a great week. Theresa

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    1. my week's great so far thanks to nice people like you that make it much happier Theresa! :)

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  13. These cookies are tooo cute! My boys would love them! The fish candies inside are a delightful surprise:)

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    1. thank you Laura! i really wanted to make a surprise inside cookie for quite a while. so since i've been watching sharks all last week, the little fishes just kinda clicked. the kids played with them first before they ate them! :>D

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  14. Lisa, you are the most original baker EVER!

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    1. oh my! considering the hundreds of blogs you read that is one super duper ultra nice compliment Christine!!! thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :>D

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  15. Toooo cute.
    Thanks for sharing with us at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.
    Angel @ sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com

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  16. These are so neat! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

    - Emily (stopping by from the artsy fartsy mama party)

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    1. thank you Emily! so happy you like them and that you told me how you found me! :)

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  17. Those look like so much fun. My kids love all the pictures!

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    1. oh thank goodness the sharks didn't scare the bejeezies outta them like they did me! LOL thanks so much Gianna :)

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    1. oh thank you thank you Kimberly! who'da thunk sharks could be adorable?! :>O

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  19. These are sooo awesome!!! Love love LOVE!!! Where did you come up with this idea! Genius! Stopping by from Hoyby Crafts.

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    1. it was outta my scary head Hoyby Crafts! guess i read so many blogs and then sharks were on my tv every night that week so the 2 worlds clashed together! gaaaah! :>D

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  20. These are fabulously, awesomely, amazingly creative! Love them.

    Thanks so much for sharing at this week's Project Inspire{d}.

    Pinning these babies!

    Hugs,
    Mary Beth

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    1. thank you sooo much for your fabulously awesomely sweet comment and pin Mary Beth! YAY for you!!! :)

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  21. Hahahahaha! These sharks are so funny! I love the teeth and the fish in their bellies. Great job! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!

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    1. HA! thank you SO much T'onna! i was originally gonna just draw the mouth and teeth with food markers but when i saw the white sunflower seeds it was like..."Eureka! i got shark teeth!" my family thinks i'm nuts! heehee :>D

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  22. Lisa ... you scared me! I started to hear the Jaws theme in my head! Those poor little fishes ... swallowed by that shark! Actually, these are the cutest sharks I've ever seen :)

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    1. yay! did i convert you to a shark lover now Brenda? heehee :>D thanks so much!

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  23. These cookies are so fun!! I absolutely love this idea!
    Thanks for sharing at Artsy Corner, hope to see you again this week!

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    1. thank you Lindsay! they aren't the artiest-fartsiest but i hope they're the "funnest-funniest"! LOL :)

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thanks for sharing your thoughts today! i'd give you a donut if i could 😉!