How to Make Puppy Cupcakes

These easy to make puppy cupcakes are just the treat for a fun get together. Children and adults alike will get a kick out of these assorted cupcakes! If your pup’s birthday is right around the corner, what a fun way for the people to indulge! These individual doggy cupcakes are so much more fun than a large cake! Leave the dog biscuits to the dogs!

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Start out with some cupcakes!  Use whatever recipe or box mix you like.  I do always use cupcake liners for my cupcakes. You might want to find some with a fun pattern or print on them. I am not a baking maven, if you are looking for a great cake recipe, visit my friend, Sandra’s blog at Sweet Sensations!

Besides the cupcakes, you will need frosting, caramels, red Airheads candy, brown M & M’s and some candy eyes.  

Using your choice of frosting (I used canned frosting) frost a cupcake with a generous amount of frosting using a knife.  Next, take the knife and pat the frosting all over, raising it into peaks like shown above. 

Use a piping bag filled with frosting and a #18 decorating tip.  Toward one side of the cupcake make a mound with the frosting.  I have shown you in the photo above where to make the mound.  This is an economical set of decorating tips and bags if you don’t have one:  42 Piece Decorating Set

Take a piece of an Airhead candy and form it into a tongue for your puppy. 

Stick the tongue into the bottom of the mound of frosting and add a brown M & M as a nose.  Your puppy is starting to take shape.

Add a pair of candy eyes and your puppy will begin to take on personality.

Cut each square caramel in half.  Using half of a caramel, use your clean hands to mold the candy into an ear.  Repeat for a second ear.  You can get creative with the ears, looking at what I have done in the photos below. 

To make brown dogs, you can mix chocolate frosting with white until you get the color you want or use this delicious salted caramel frosting. I have also used cream cheese frosting to get an off-white color!

These make a special treat for celebrating gotcha day for your pup!

Here is a collection of the cute puppy dog cupcakes!  Get creative and make yours unique!  My granddaughters loved these puppy dog cupcakes, and I am sure someone in your life will love them, too!

Do you celebrate your dog’s birthday? These are not dog-friendly cupcakes, strictly human food! Make sure you have some tasty treats or delicious dog-friendly dessert for your little guy!

Supplies for making puppy cupcakes:

muffin tin (I do not recommend using a mini muffin pan as the size will make it difficult to decorate)
cupcake liners
candy eyes
Airheads candy
Duncan Hines salted caramel frosting
M & M’s

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