Saturday, July 31, 2010

Riley (the pup) Inspired Cupcakes

So, I was looking at Riley's collar the other day and decided that the cupcakes (click photo to enlarge) were so cute that I needed to bring them to life!
I think these look pretty close, don't you? I made vanilla cupcakes, whipped up real whipping cream(with vanilla and sugar added, of course:))and topped them with a cherry candy ball.
Who knew that a dog collar could inspire such cupcake cuteness!?! They were delicious too!
For more inspiration I went straight to the pup. Look at that mug. Riley really is happy believe it or not! She's happiest just hanging out with her peeps:) Once in awhile she actually does "smile". I'll have to try harder to lure one out of her next time!
This is what she looks like when she smiles.
Milk bones make her happy too!
We love our black Lab!

I adapted* these puppies from the Chocolate Lab cupcakes in "Hello Cupcake!" by Karen Tuck and Alan Richardson. The vanilla cupcakes are also from this book.

*I used fondant (colored with gel), instead of candy, for the ears, nose and tongue. I also added black gel coloring to the chocolate icing(from "Hello Cupcake") to match Riley:)

I had so much fun making these "pupcakes", and they're tasty too! Riley would love them, if she could have them!

Have a great week!

P.S. Just want to say "Hi!" to Laurie, my sister's friend...THANKS for being a fan! :)

30 comments:

  1. As an animal lover you must know I am *dying* of all the cuteness in this post. Your pup is ADORABLE, and your black lab cupcakes are SOOOO cute. You are so talented!

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  2. Sue, You Are A Winner - you won one of the Cuisinart Ice Cream Makers. Now I need to get your address and last name. I sent you an e-mail. I am so excited for you! Thanks for being a new follower.

    I love Hello Cupcake and you did two incredible cupcakes from there. Are the first cupcakes in a chocolate cup or a special cupcake liner? They both look scrumptious, but I will take one of the whipped cream ones.

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  3. Cute, cute, cute! I should try some with my peke-a-poo!

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  4. SO CUTE!! Love the dog cupcakes!

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  5. Aww those dog cupcakes have such amazing exoressions on them! Brilliant job Sue! :D

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  6. That is so adorable! I'm sure Riley loved them!

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  7. They look cute! Is Riley also allowed to taste one? :-)

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  8. Both your cupcakes are amazing! That dog face looks so real! Congrats on winning the ice cream maker too! Joni

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  9. Those are fabulous cupcakes. I can't imagine how much time it took you to create those black lab cakes. So cute!

    Oh and congrats on winning that ice cream maker. I saw that you won over on PurpleChocolateHome. Can't wait to see what you make with such a fun appliance!!!

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  10. What wonderful cupcakes- both kinds. Riley's are just darling! How do you do such creative things with sugar?

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  11. Oh my, those pupcakes are the cutest thing ever! They are so adorable!!! If I did not have a baby boy sleeping right next to me that I am supposed to watch ... I would run straight to the kitchen and try to make some ... I MUST make some! Oh, are they cute!!!
    Thanks for sharing those. And your dog is adorable - even if he does not look very "smily".:-)

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  12. Oh I just love the Riley Pupcakes!! I need some Zach the Giant Schnuzer w/dredlocks cupcakes :)

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  13. Such a cute idea! They look fantastic :) The dog cupcakes are especially fun!

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  14. those are too cute!!! we love our furbabies, can you do Bernese Mountain Dog cupcakes?

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  15. So cute!!! Your cupcakes look great but Riley looks fantastic and I bet he is one great dog!

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  16. These cupcakes are absolutely cute just like your dog!

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  17. Sue these are so adorable. They would put a smile on anyone's face.

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  18. You're a real artist, lovely, great, awesome, unbelievable, like clones.

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  19. Oh my gosh, these are so cute Sue!!

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  20. So fantastic! I posted a link at edible crafts (ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com)

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  21. Your pup is ADORABLE. We have two adopted Labs and I never thought to look for them as inspiration in the kitchen! Too cute. LOVE this. Have a great weekend....

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  22. wow. thank you so much! my whole blog is about how much I love my black lab mix puppy, Yogi (I sometimes call him Yogurt) Anywho, I posted this blog to my blog, just a heads up!
    Thanks!

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  23. Darling cucakes. We recently got a lab puppy too!

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  24. Adorable!! I heart dogs, too and bet your Riley is a real sweet one. Happy Nat'l Dog Day!

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  25. Riley is a beauty and your cupcakes are wonderful. The ones inspired by the collar and the likeness of Riley ones. Those ones are actually killing me with their cuteness.

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