We have two dogs in our house- one is a West Highland Terrier, and is so good with kids. I saw these cupcakes on the cover of a Family Circle magazine this spring, and just HAD to make them for my daughter’s birthday. She calls our dog Jo-Jo (his name is Bailey, but for some reason we have given him this nickname), and she was SO excited about her Jo-Jo cupcakes!
These weren’t that hard to make- just time consuming. But, the kids loved them, and that made it totally worth it. I think it was making 24 of them that set me over the edge ;)
Half of a marshmallow was used to make the snout part, then cut a mini marshmallow diagonally, dipping it in pink sugar to make the ears. Mini M&M’s made the eyes, and Raisinets for the nose. The best part was the tounge. I took strawberry Starburst, rolled them out with a rolling pin, then cut them into quarters. You pinch into the shape of a tounge, and use a knife to make the line in the center. I used whipped icing and a pastry bag to make the fur. This was really my first time piping icing, so I was pretty happy there were no major catastrophies. Luckily, the magazine had step by step instructions with pictures- I totally need visuals when I’m attempting food projects! :)
Follow this link to the instructions, plus instructions for other puppy cupcakes!