6 Fin-Tastic Treats You Need for Shark Week

Just wait 'til you sink your teeth in.

Photo by: Heather Baird SprinkleBakes.com

Heather Baird SprinkleBakes.com

Mark your calendars and grab a life vest — Shark Week is almost here! The frightful fun kicks off on Discovery Channel on Sunday, August 9, and we have all the scary-good sweets and sips you need for a family watch night. Whip up a stunning cake, super-cute cookies or a fun frozen treat and get ready for a killer good time!

In need of a weekend project? This showstopping cake requires your time and attention with results that are sweet, festive and oh-so-beautiful. Vanilla cake and swiss meringue make up the base of this towering dessert, which is decorated with marshmallow fondant fins and sprinkles to make the whole thing shine.

Dive into a cup of boozy blue punch, complete with blue taffy “fins” and a swirl of whipped cream. White rum and pina colada mix infuse the punch with plenty of tropical flavor that’s reminiscent of your favorite beach cocktail.

Food Network Kitchen’s No-Churn Shark Ice Cream.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

There’s a lot to love about this swirly ice cream! Heavy cream and condensed milk combine into a delicious vanilla ice cream that you don’t need to churn first. Don’t forget the candy and gummy sharks for even more sweet fun!

Food Network Kitchen’s Jiggly Shark Pops.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

Take a bite out of summer with these kid-friendly push pops. Start by layering a push pop mold with slices of store-bought pound cake and sour candy, then pour in a gelatin mixture and a gummy shark (or two). To really wow the whole family, line the rim of the pop molds with dyed coconut oil and sprinkles first!

Food Network Kitchen’s Shark Bite Ice Cream Sundaes.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

Want to get your kids involved in the kitchen? Have them paint ice cream cones with melted marshmallow creme and decorate the cones with zigzag pieces of fruit leather. Place the cones on a generous scoop of ice cream and pile on blue sprinkles to resemble the ocean!

Food Network Kitchen’s Shark Slice-and-Bake Cookies.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

These sugar shark cookies could not be cuter. They do take a bit of time to put together, but the end result is so worth it. Bonus? These adorable cookies are topped with plenty of sprinkles and chocolate chips that will win over any dessert hater.

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