Cakes and Cupcakes

Shark Themed Cakes and Cupcakes

Shark Themed Cakes and Cupcakes

Summer parties are exciting, and for those who love sharks nothing could be better than celebrating a special occasion with shark themed cakes and cupcakes.  In this post, we are sharing some of our favorite design ideas, tutorials and the best items we have found to make your shark party dessert a dream come true.

A shark themed cake gives you so much room for creativity in the design and makes for an excellent party decoration.  You have the freedom to easily customize the design and incorporate your favorite types of sharks, like great whites or hammerheads, by simply adding a few items like shark figurines.

Cupcakes are an easy way to have a cute dessert that provides guests with a takeaway party favor, like a shark figurine.

The video below is our current favorite stylized shark cake.  Zoes Fancy Cakes shares a complete tutorial on how to make an incredibly detailed shark face cake from a photograph.  One of our favorite aspects of this cake design is that there is no cake board or structural elements required.  Even if you want to use a cake topper or frosting sheet to style your cake, this video is definitely worth watching.


The ways to customize a cake to incorporate your favorite shark themes are endless.  You can make underwater scenes with your favorite species of sharks, sharks circling a boat or maybe even some casual swimmers.  Or you could even style a humorous shark cake as a swimming pool design with sharks swimming amongst casual pool goers. 

Cake Toppers

Wedding Cake Toppers

Having a shark or beach themed wedding?  A shark wedding cake topper or other themed dessert will really tie the whole theme together and provide an interactive experience for you and your guests.  It will provide a memory that will last forever in the form of a shark keepsake commemorating your special day.

Check out our post Shark Themed Wedding Ideas, Invitations and Supplies to find a selection of some of the very best shark wedding cake toppers.

Edible Frosting Sheets

Great White Shark Edible Icing Cake Topper

Jaws Shark Edible Image Cake Topper

Finally, we would like to share a final shark cake decorating idea/tutorial. It gives fabulous step by step instructions on how to style a striking Jaws themed shark cake.  Check it out!


Style cupcakes with a shark theme by using any combination of cupcake picks and wrappers.  A creative idea is to use a blue or wave themed cupcake wrapper with shark fin cupcake picks.  This design would look perfect with a cupcake with blue icing.  For an extra touch to orient the design towards a shark attack, you could also add some red sprinkles.

Cupcake Picks

Cupcake Wrappers

Wave Cupcake Wrappers Set of 48