This Shark Week Cake Is (Almost) Too Scary to Eat

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Discovery’s Shark Week with a terrifying treat.

Related To:

Co-hosts Sunny Anderson, Geoffrey Zakarian, Katie Lee, and Jeff Mauro's dish Shark Cake, as seen on The Kitchen, Season 17.

Photo by: Anders Krusberg

Anders Krusberg

Shark Week is a pretty big deal over on The Kitchen. This Saturday, the crew is coming together to decorate a Shark Cake that’s more than a little terrifying (but, oh so good).

Assembling the cake is easy and half the fun, making it a great kitchen project for the whole family. Kids can learn all about a shark’s special features like its countershading (decorated on the cake with gray and white frosting), as well as its jaws and teeth (Katie recreated the edible version using pumpkin seeds and slivered almonds).

Co-host Katie Lee makes Shark Cake, as seen on The Kitchen, Season 17.

Photo by: Anders Krusberg

Anders Krusberg

“I think this will be the first cake that I’m actually afraid of,” Katie said.

So, The Kitchen crew had to know: how realistic is this shark cake?

Don't Miss

Katie Lee Eats Meat, In Sweats
Katie Lee Eats Meat, In Sweats

New Season, Same Meaty Goodness

Katie is cooking up the juiciest recipes for all you meat lovers.

Don't Miss an Episode

“I think it’s perfectly done,” said shark biologist and Shark Week contributor Dr. Craig O’Connell. “You have the countershading in there. You have the black eyes – they tend to be a little midnight blue. The jaws are perfect. It looks like half tadpole and then all shark. It’s incredible.”

Click here to watch the crew bring this sweet shark to life!

Shark Week kicks off Sunday, July 22 on Discovery.

Watch new episodes of The Kitchen Saturdays at 11a|10c.

Next Up

6 Easter Desserts Almost Too Cute to Eat

Make an adorable sweet centerpiece for your spring feast.

These Turkey-Shaped Treats Are Almost Too Cute to Eat!

Get ready to gobble-up these adorable turkeys.

This Intricate Spoon Art Is Too Cute to Eat

A Romanian architect is creating the most elaborate, intricate tableaux — in spoons.

Host a Piece-of-Cake Party for Shark Week

Take a bite out of party planning for your next shark-themed gathering. We’re throwing a “piece-of-cake” party and giving you a couple of easy serving ideas so that you can pull together your party in minutes.

This Week's Nutrition News Feed

In this week's news: Having an off-again-on-again relationship with bread; debating the meaning of "natural" food; and naming as many Dr. Oz diet catchphrases as possible (it's a "miracle!").

This Week's Nutrition News Feed

In this week’s news: Whole grains linked to heart health, getting kids in the kitchen, and Americans still overloading on salt

This Week's Nutrition News Feed

An apple a day, olive oil heals heart, USDA to fund local farms

This Week's Nutrition News Feed

Read about top nutrition headlines here. Food Network.

This Week's Nutrition News Feed

News about Celiac Disease and Weight Loss. More nutrition tips like these at Food Network.