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June 26, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Puppy Dog Cupcakes

Puppy Dog Cupcakes


A very merry unbirthday to Eli!  What?  You didn’t know Eli was celebrating an unbirthday?  Neither did I until the Pre-K snack calendar came home and I found out that if your child’s birthday is in August they schedule them for a day in June.  Yep…was totally unprepared for that.

So, Eli chose puppy dogs for his unbirthday cupcakes.  And he was very specific.  All different dogs, Momma.  While I did not accommodate him with 18 different puppy dog cupcakes, I did do six different “breeds” of sorts and made 3 of each.

All icing is done in buttercream.  No fondant at all was used on these K9s.  Instead I used jelly beans cut in half for eyes, m&m’s and jelly beans for noses, and laffy taffys and starbursts for tongues.  Finally, some of the ears are totsie rolls and caramels.  All it takes is a little warming and shaping and you are good to go!

This guys was created by using the Wilton #18 star tip and pulling out strips to create a furry look.

Puppy Dog Cupcakes

The poodle used a #13 Wilton Star tip to make mini swirls that make the details of this poodle.

Puppy Dog Cupcakes MommaDandDaBoyz.netThis adorable guy was make by piping small Wilton #21 star tip peaks over the entire surface of the cupcake.  Then I created the snout by piping a large swirl on top towards the bottom.

Puppy Dog Cupcakes

This guy was iced smooth, then I created a snout using the Wilton #12 round tip in a large circle, and then a smaller one on top.  Taking chocolate icing and using the same tip I then piped a large circle before placing the jelly bean eyeballs in.  I finished off the icing details with a Wilton #5 round tip to create the freckles.

Puppy Dog Cupcakes

This wrinkly guy is made using the Wilton #12 Round tip to make the wrinkles around the carmel jowels.  Then using a #3 round tip I piped on the freckles.

Puppy Dog Cupcakes

This guy was my favorite!  First I used the #12 tip to pipe on a base of a snout and outline of ears.  Then using a Wilton #5 round tip I piped on all his fun hair!

Puppy Dog Cupcakes MommaDandDaBoyz.netMy preschooler was more than a little pleased!

Puppy Dog Cupcakes

Puppy Dog Cupcakes

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  1. So cute! I love animal themed cupcakes and the kids love them as well.

  2. These are so darn cute I pinned for a alter date, love them!

  3. Oh my gosh girl – these are awesome!!!!!

  4. Woah! The tongues look so realistic! Love these 😀

  5. Those are soooo stinkin’ cute! I wish I could grab one right now and devour it!

  6. Those are so incredibly cute! You’re very talented! I’d be pleased too! =)

  7. You did an amazing job!

  8. these are very cute! we have two puppies and I know my 2 year old son would love these beautiful puppy cupcakes! 🙂
    glad to have stopped by from Tatertots and Jello party! 🙂

  9. These are so adorable, they make me giggle! Thanks for including the tips you used…so helpful! Not that mine would look this good!!!! 🙂

  10. Oh my goodness these are ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE all the different cupcakes, they are all SO cute!!!!! What a fun idea!!!

  11. Awww, those are so cute! I might have to find a reason to make those 🙂

  12. So cute and so creative! Love that you used different candies for the ears, tongue, etc., and they look very real.:) I bet he was happy! Thanks so much for sharing on Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in this week’s issue.

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  14. I absolutely love these cupcakes! The last one looks just like one of my dogs! I had a couple questions about this one. 1. Did you do a chocolate buttercream or did you use food coloring? 2. How did you do the snout and ears? Thanks so much these are adorable!

    • The last one being the fuzzy dog, or the pug type dog? For both, I used only vanilla buttercream colored with Wilton Gel coloring. For the fuzzy dog, the snout is just a mound of buttercream then added “fuzz” on top, topped with a jelly bean. The other dog is a caramel warmed, rolled out and then cut into that shape and an m&m for the snout. The ears are also warmed and shaped carmels.

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  16. They are so adorable. Amazing job!!

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