My family loves going to crab feeds… we go to at least 3 a year.
I just recently learned that crab feeds are a Northern California thing. I had no idea that the rest of the world didn’t enjoy all-you-can-eat crab feasts like we do! I’m sorry people that live everywhere else… I feel very bad for you. A piece of my heart belongs to crab. <3
One of the crab feeds my husband and I attend each year is put on by my mother-in-law’s church. They always have a silent auction as well as a live auction to raise money, and this year I decided to make some treats for them to auction off. (I thought it would be in the silent auction, but I was lucky enough to get my items auctioned off live. A little embarrassing because my husband’s grandpa kept trying to buy them, but I know it was out of love!)
The theme of this particular crab feed is “under the sea,” and there are cute decorations everywhere of not only crabs, but fish, frogs, and starfish. I made my cookies to match the theme.
I did shells with the same wet-on-wet technique I used here. Just do lines of icing right in the wet background…
Then trace a toothpick through to create swooshes. Technical term.
I also did some fun little bubbles…
Some bright fishes…
And some crabbies of course! So glad I decided to add sparkles to these guys. It really made them pop!
Here they all are, ready for the auction!
I also made a tray of cake pops. They’re not really anything special enough for their own post. I got a little crazy with the sparkles on these but I love how they turned out!