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Sharknado Cake!

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It's a shark -- it's a tornado -- it's a CAKE!  It's a shark-containing tornado cake!  

Entertain your friends and family with this cake inspired by the SyFy original movie, "Sharknado"!  
 
 
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Step 1:

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To make this cake you will need:


Ingredients:

6 tablespoons shortening
7 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
6 cups puffed rice cereal
2 boxes cake mix
5 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 cans vanilla frosting
1 1/2 lb. white fondant
1/2 lb. black fondant
Black food coloring
Blue food coloring
Red food coloring
Yellow food coloring
Silver food color spray (optional)
Nonstick cooking spray

Tools:

Medium pot
Mixing bowl
Wooden spoon
Fondant rolling pin
8-inch lollipop sticks or food-safe dowels
Toothpicks
Cake board
Food-safe decorating brush
2 round cake pans
Serrated knife

Step 2:

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First, you need to make your Rice Krispie treats.  These will form the base of your terrifying sharknado!

Add your shortening to a medium pot over medium-low heat, and heat until melted.  Pour in marshmallows and cook, stirring continuously, until marshmallow is completely melted.  Remove pot from heat and stir in rice cereal, making sure that it's completely and evenly incorporated.

Now let it sit for 1-2 hours until it's cooled but still pliable.

Step 3:

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Once your Rice Krispies are cooled, remove a large scoop and shape into a roundish ovally shape approx 7-8 inches at the widest/longest part.  The size or shape of this is up to you, just give it some depth and build it up a little.  This will be the very base of the sharknado.

Insert one lollipop stick or dowel into the center of the oval.  Scoop Rice Krispie treats from the pot and press them around the stick/dowel to start forming the sharknado body.  And yes, it looks ridiculously phallic, I know.  I KNOW!
sassycat123463 months ago
I love the movie but I did not know that they would make a cake amazing bravo
poofrabbit10 months ago
Oh this is just to funny!!
Mielameri10 months ago
I can't even wrap my head around how awesome this is
thematthatter10 months ago
this needs a background story. No one wakes up and decides to make a sharknado cake, especially outside of shark week
rachruiz1 (author)  thematthatter10 months ago
My son is turning 5 tomorrow and he told me he wanted a shark cake. I was like, "A shark cake is cool. But a SHARKNADO cake is so much cooler!"
Stone_UFO10 months ago
so cool
Honus10 months ago
That is awesome!!