My older son's soccer team was called the sharks. I decided to make chubby sharks since they make a better cookie. I found a clip art image and made it the desired size for a cookie pattern. This is the same process I used for the turtle cookies.
Cut the image out and roll out the dough.
I used the needle to trace around the pattern, cutting the dough. This is a technique that I learned in ceramics class. When slab building with clay, a needle tool is one way to cut the clay into the desired shape and size.
I had to be super careful when baking these babies. With their sharp fins it was very easy to over bake them and get crunchy fins. Nobody wants that!
I used the black glace` icing to outline the cookie and let it dry. I forgot to take a picture of that part.
Then I flooded the whole shape with the gray icing and let that dry. Then with the black, again, I piped the mouth, eye and gills.
I'm sorry for the lack of pictures here. I made these at the same time as the turtle cookies. I actually thought I had taken pictures of these steps. Come to find out I had only taken pictures of these steps on the turtle cookies. You can check out that post for some more detailed photos.
After several hours of dry time I dusted the sharks with silver luster dust, using a soft brush.
I especially loved the effect of the dust on the black icing. It made the eyes look like little, metal balls.
I let these dry overnight and then bagged them in individual plastic treat bags. I printed the label from the computer and stapled them to the bag. The team was so excited to get shark cookies!