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! :)