The Turquoise Penguin

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Hello Jimbo.

As many of you know, I have a slight obsession with cupcakes. I'm not positive where it stemmed from but I think there is something so cute about a mini cake, an individual piece of heaven that you don't have to share with anyone.

My best friend, Carolyn, had a birthday last July and I wanted to do something special for her birthday. Because I loooooove birthdays. After some thought I remembered the book I received last Christmas called Hello Cupcake. They have a darling little section with lots of different styles of dogs. Lucky me...they had a pugcake!

Meet Jim. Carolyn's pride and joy.
I'm sure my roommates thought I was crazy. I was always taking over our kitchen table with my projects.

Here you can see that I used mini m&m's for the eyes & nose and piped black icing for the mouth.
I can't even tell you how many times I laughed out loud while making these.
The ears are tootsie rolls that I rolled out and cut in half and shaped to make the ears. The tongue is a pink starburst that I cut into thirds and made the cute little happy tongue. Then piped white teeth under the starburst. Little Jimbo's came to life!
I can almost hear him panting!
I don't know about you - but I find this picture really funny.
One little, two little, three little pugcakes...four little, five little, six little pugcakes... I think they are all saying that they are, "ready for their close-up."

All in all, I used Funfetti for the base (you can't go wrong with Funfetti). I tinted the base a light tan color, used black piping for the mouth area then used a tad bit of white icing for the teeth. A whole tootsie roll for 2 ears (divided in half) and one pink starburst made three tongues. Lastly, in the book they suggested using black jelly beans for the nose - but at the beginning of July...jelly beans aren't exactly a hot item. So, I settled for brown mini m&m's and turned them a different way. 


Happy Sunday! Abby


  1. I remember seeing these pictures awhile back! Such amazing little pug cakes! I wish I knew someone with a pug so I could make them, but I'm pretty sure Josh will just LOVE a little pug cake of his own (or 12). Or, a boxer cake!

  2. Oh my goodness, this is adorable. My parents have a pug, your cupcakes look just like him haha!