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

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

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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

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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?

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“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.

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