Shark Week is my favorite week on the Discovery Channel. My eyes are glued to the TV screen all week learning about sharks. They are fascinating animals and when you watch one jump out of the water to eat is the coolest. We’re celebrating shark week with these shark bite pudding filled cupcakes that look like blood when you bite into them.
Don’t worry, it’s not actual blood. In fact, they’re actually yummy with the extra flavor the vanilla pudding brings. Plus, it is a bit of surprise when guests bite into one and not knowing what to expect. The reactions on their face are priceless so you may want to get your camera ready before they bite into one.
Shark Bite Pudding Filled Cupcakes
- 1 box white cake mix
- Vegetable Oil (add the correct amount listed on the cake box)
- Eggs (add the correct amount listed on the cake box)
- Water (add the correct amount listed on the cake box)
- Red food coloring
- Blue food coloring
- Vanilla Frosting
- Gummy sharks
- Gummy rings
- Vanilla pudding mix
- Cupcake liners
- Squirt bottle for pudding mix
- Cupcake pan
Bake cupcakes according to box directions. Allow to cool.
Prepare pudding mix according to the box and add a few drops of red food coloring and mix together.
While the pudding mixture is still runny pour it into a squirt bottle (I used a ketchup bottle from the dollar store).
Poke a hole in the middle of the cupcake with the squirt bottle and squeeze the pudding mixture into it.
Place the cupcakes in the fridge for about 5-10 minutes.
Add blue food coloring to the vanilla frosting and mix together.
Frost the cupcakes with the frosting.
Place a gummy shark inside the gummy ring and set on top of the cupcake.
You can serve on a platter and surround the cupcakes with additional gummy sharks and rings for presentation and to eat.
Enjoy the cupcakes!