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Fishbowl Cookies For Fun!

Other than the Naughty One, the only other pets we have are fish. My dad and my son are in charge of tank maintenance, fish funerals, and any replacements. The boy and the pup seem to enjoy the tank. At least a couple of times a week, the pup barks incessantly at the fish tank, until she is picked up to get a closer view. It’s not a predator-prey sort of thing. I think she really believes these are her own pets.


As far as other pets go, I won’t do hamsters or any little rodents like that. I’ve never even picked up a hamster before… ever. Frogs involve crickets, so even if I could entertain the thought of a frog (which I can’t), I could never do the live cricket feedings. I don’t like cats, unless it’s the rare cat-dog, like my neighbor’s cat, who behaves more like a dog than a cat. And please don’t suggest we bring any birds into the house. I have a serious phobia of birds. I’m not sure if it was the movie The Birds when the phobia started, or the time when I was young, eating  at a friend’s house, while her bird walked around on the table the entire meal. Needless to say, that friendship wasn’t long-lasting.

These little fishbowl cookies served no other purpose, but for fun. I’ve been busy with orders the past few weeks, and finally had a little extra dough and a little time to do something out of the ordinary. I looked in my candy stash and was inspired by the rock candy and fishies, and when I saw the little Wilton pearls, I had a cookie vision. I was happy with how they turned out. I added the rock candy, fish, and pearls before the icing set. The rock candy took on sort of a mosaic look, and the fish and pearls gave it a 3D effect.

Here’s a quick how-to for these fishbowl cookie treats:




*If you don’t have fishies or pearls, you can pipe them with frosting. Nerd candies can be substituted for the rocks.

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19 Responses to Fishbowl Cookies For Fun!
  1. Becki D
    August 16, 2010 | 11:43 pm

    OMW I love, love, love these cookies!! What a creative and beautiful design you came up with!!!

  2. Paula
    August 17, 2010 | 4:22 am

    Goodness Kate ~ these have to be the most original and cutest fish bowl cookies I’ve seen. Absolutely love them!

  3. Cookbook Queen
    August 17, 2010 | 4:27 am

    Oh. Em. Gee. I stinkin’ LOVE these!! Adorable and so dimensional, it’s ridiculous. You are so talented and creative!! :)

  4. Karyl
    August 17, 2010 | 4:28 am

    Those are ridiculously cute. And I love the Nerds variation you suggested. I wonder if we could surprise people with pop rocks!

  5. Kate
    August 17, 2010 | 10:30 am

    LOVE the idea of using the pop rocks on these. That would be fun!

  6. keri
    August 17, 2010 | 7:19 pm

    Seriously right now, these are the cutest cookies I have ever seen!!! I love how all the kelp is different. They are so pretty. I love the way your creativity is growing leaps and bounds. You are a true artist Katie!

  7. meaghan (chic cookies)
    August 18, 2010 | 2:09 am

    adorable! And so simple to decorate. I posted a link on edible crafts (

  8. Elva
    August 18, 2010 | 3:20 am

    These cookies will be perfect for our aquarium society meeting. Can’t wait to hear the reaction from our members.

  9. Amanda
    August 18, 2010 | 3:25 am

    These are the cutest cookies ever made!!

  10. Carolyn Jung
    August 18, 2010 | 8:07 am

    This is beyond cute!! You could sell these and make a fortune. Who could resist one? ;)

  11. Erika Beth, the Messy Chef
    August 18, 2010 | 10:11 am

    I love these! So cute! I especially like the rock candy.
    PS My mom has a bird phobia too! Her first date with my dad was to see The Birds. Thank goodness it wasn’t a deal breaker!

  12. Rachel
    August 18, 2010 | 11:08 am

    Wow, these are so much fun! I love all the little details. I just clicked over from Craft Gossip and I’m so glad I did. I would love to link to these if you didn’t mind.

  13. Kate
    August 18, 2010 | 11:47 am

    Thanks Rachel! You are always willing to link anything I create. I love getting so many creative ideas from your site!

  14. Laura
    August 18, 2010 | 5:35 pm

    These are REALLY cute, and I know they were yummy! Your cookies not only look good, they always taste great, too. (I will have to weigh in on the pop rocks idea, though. I say skip it, unless it’s for kids! I have always thought those things were nasty!! :)

  15. Lora
    August 19, 2010 | 5:23 am

    just adorable. love them!

  16. Domestic Sugar
    August 19, 2010 | 11:42 am

    I think these were a hit!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE these cookies. Fish are my mascot!

  17. Jean
    August 20, 2010 | 6:58 pm

    These are ADORABLE! I can’t stop looking at them. Wow!

  18. Deb Muniz
    August 20, 2010 | 9:55 pm

    So, so cute. Let’s hope our fish sticks around another year, to be 3, so we can have a fish cookie party!

  19. Paula
    September 8, 2010 | 12:21 pm

    omg, that`s so cute!

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