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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Cat and Dog Cupcakes

Lily turns 1 on Tuesday, and today is her first birthday party with my husband's side of the family.

 Lily loves cats and dogs (in fact she can say both "cat" and "dog" very well but still hasn't said "mama") so I decided to do cat and dog cupcakes for the party.

 For the dog cupcakes, I frosted the whole cupcake with chocolate frosting, and added a dollop of chocolate frosting toward the bottom for the snout.

 I then used Wilton tip #233 (the grass/hair tip) to do brown fur originating from the snout and going outward.  I didn't do it on the snout, or in the center part of the head.

 Next I added ears toward the top using the same tip.

 I then switched to white frosting colored with "Ivory" food coloring until it was a light tan color.  I used the same tip (Wilton #233) to do the center of the head, and then the snout.  I always made sure to start each strand of fur in the center of the top of the snout.

 I added a chocolate covered raisin for a nose.

 I added eyes using the same chocolate frosting, and a pink bow.

For the cat, I frosted the cupcake white and added two balls for the cheeks using Wilton tip 12.

 I added eyes using chocolate frosting and piped in a pink nose as well.

 For the ears, I cut a miniature marshmallow in half using my kitchen scissors, and then pinched one end to form the triangle.

 I then cut 6 strands of black licorice about 2 or 2 1/2 inches long, and poked them into the cupcake until they were the desirable length.

Once I figured out how to do the first ones, the rest didn't take too long.  It was perfect for our small party of just 12 people, but I don't intend on doing these same cupcakes for her baby-friends-party which will have quite a bit more guests.


  1. These are adorable! My husband and I were just talking today about what we will do for our baby girl's first birthday in September. I can't believe she may actually be saying words by then--they grow up soooo fast! I only hope I can make her some sweet goodies as cute as yours. :)

    Thanks for sharing with So Sweet Sundays! I'm your newest follower and hope you will pop back and become a follower, as well!

  2. Hi, glad to be your newest follower from So Sweet can follow me back at
    The cupcakes are adorable! My daughter turns one this week too!

  3. Those are SOOOO cute!!!

    I'd love to have you share this at my For the Kids Link Party! Stop on by and join the fun!!

  4. Those are so cute and so creative! I bet she loved them. Thank you for linking this to Favorite Things. laurie

  5. Those are darling! Please share your recipe with our readers by linking up at Muffin Monday. Thanks!

  6. These are absolutely adorable! Great job!

  7. OMG - too cute! Thanks for joining my party, I'll be highlighting your fun project, please come back again next weekend and show more fun stuff!

  8. Oh lordy, those are sweet!! I would love it if you would share this at my party A Marvelous Mess. I will be picking one project to feature on my side bar for a week!! Here is the link:

  9. Oh my so cute must try that. I just got a frosting tip set. Wish me luck

  10. Oh my those are cute! My dog's birthday is coming on the 10th and I was thinking of doing these as the ones for the humans!! Yay!! Thank you!!