I confess! I spoil my dog, because she spoils me with her unconditional love, highly amusing antics, and class A1 snuggles. When I shared a photo I found of cupcakes that look just like Daisy on Facebook, I couldn’t believe the response it got from amazingly talented cake makers around the globe offering to make her pupcakes (dog friendly ingredients only) version for her 5th birthday. Alas, I feared they wouldn’t travel well,

Always a dog lover, me with my sister Patty, friend Shari, my then dog Mickey and her puppies

and all but gave up on the idea. Then Cyn de Harven (one of my Facebook page followers who lives locally) generously offered up the services of her roommate, Molly Jamison, and a pup party was born!

Daisy pupcakes thanks to Cyn and Molly

Now call me old skool, but I believe in dressing up for a party. Daisy had outgrown her party dress, and wasn’t too sure about the “party animal t-shirt.” Notice the sad pleading puppy eyes bottom left corner below, so she

Paw-leez can I go topless?

decided to go topless. That was until my friend Lori’s dog Madison showed up decked out to the nines. Daisy decided she wanted¬†to get with the program, and she quite happily let me put her t-shirt back on.

It's a girls' prerogative to change her mind!

I’m proud to announce Daisy was on her best manners, and quite happily shared her toys with her guest while I contemplated the choices to whet the girl’s barks.

Assorted dog beverages to whet their bark

Champagne Dog Perignonn anyone? How about a Barkardi or Arfsolute Vodka? They settled for a nice big bowl full of water.

Is it right to eat something that looks exactly like me?

Then got down to everyone’s favorite part of any party – the pupcakes of course! At first Dasiy didn’t seem too sure if something that so closely resembled her should be eaten, but when her two favorite aromas, peanut

Double fisted eaters

butter and carrot hit her nostrils she was hooked. In fact they both were. Hey, slow down girls, and please try not to take a finger when you bite!

Alexander Muttqueen and Christian Loubarkin

Next was gift opening time, and what bitch doesn’t need a pair of Alexander Muttqueen or Christian Loubarkin heels? Although I think she preferred the new blue toy with the squeaky device she could spend hours

Madison and Daisy

annoying me (funny how she always chooses that toy when I’m on the phone) with until she finally destroys it. Trust me, that toy’s days are numbered. Daisy the destructor is determined. No toy exists intact for long.

The happy birthday girl with her toys

Looking quite pleased with herself, I think she did enjoy her day of surprises as she made sure she had all of her toys safely back. Daisy and I both want to thank Molly and all of the creative cakesters out there for offering to make her birthday special. Think a pup party is too OTT (over the top), or would you delight your furry babies with a party too?

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  • February 16, 2012
    2:41 pm

    LOVE the idea of a puppy party! Those McQueens are stunning! What a great idea of celebrating the little souls that give us so much. We have three cats here – two of which would have nothing to do with beautiful cupcakes and one that already proved he loves your recipes by stealing a serving of fish (he’s also partial to the stroganoff from last week).

    Like you said… they give all the unconditional love they can and ask nothing in return so a party to honour them is perfect!

  • February 16, 2012
    10:40 pm

    I am laughing with delight. This is adorable!! It looks like she had a fab birthday!!

    For Emmett’s 9th birthday (he will be 13 this April), we had a pup party at our house with our dachshund club! Goody bags for the canine guests, 23 wienie dogs in our back yard, aand Emmett greeted every guest at the back gate. The last to arrive was a wirehair dachsie, and E went crazy barking…intruder! Not a dachsie! They whole lot ganged up on the poor
    wirehair until I convinced E he was a dachshund. They can be extremely snobby. Ha! Poor wirehair hid behind his mom the rest of the party.

    I have made a lot of homemade dog biscuits in my day. They love them! The last batch I made put me off for a while. I was pregnant and the smell…ugh. lol!
    Why not spoil her? You are right, our dogs provide the most unconditional love I have ever known, anyway. :)

    • February 17, 2012
      2:41 pm

      I had no idea there was breed snobbery amongst wienie dogs. LMAO

  • February 16, 2012
    2:54 pm

    Jules,
    Did you catch any of the Westminster Dog Show?

    Nothing better than dog lovin’.

    • February 16, 2012
      2:59 pm

      Daisy and I usually watch it together. She really does watch, and barks at the dogs (she doesn’t understand they are not in our house) protecting her turf. Sadly, we must have missed it this year – they don’t advertise about it much here, DARN!

  • February 16, 2012
    2:55 pm

    We will have to come up with some ideas for a catered cat do for your furry babies Rachel.

    Oh, did I forget to say to keep all animals away while cooling your make-ahead meals? I had a client’s dog abscond with a whole leg of lamb once. Hope your little rascal enjoyed it, and you still had enough for he family!

  • February 17, 2012
    5:16 am

    Those pupcakes look amazing!! And Daisy looks like she had a barktacular birthday!

    She is such a beautiful pup and the pupcakes captured her likeness perfectly!

    I wonder if they do Boston terrier pupcakes…my dad would get a huge kick out of them for his dog (formerly my dog!) Scarlet.

    When you come up with cat party ideas let me know, lol! I have four of ‘em. (Hence why Scarlet is formerly my dog.)

    • February 17, 2012
      2:42 pm

      Poor Scarlet ousted by cats! I think Molly is experimenting with doing various breeds – I told her she could make a fortune here in LA.

  • February 17, 2012
    2:17 pm

    Daisy looks adorable in her party shirt! I think every fur baby deserves a birthday party and definitely treats of some type. Molly Cat gets toys on her special day, but she really isn’t into special food treats other than the usual crunchy treats made for cats. Little Minou, who passed away 3 years ago, loved green olives and pastrami on special occasions. I admit it, I spoil my girl, but then, she spoils me with all the cuddles and attention she showers on me. :)

  • February 17, 2012
    12:07 pm

    Is it just me or do those cupcakes look good enough to eat?

    • February 17, 2012
      2:43 pm

      Okay, true confession time – I had a tiny bite to make sure they were dog safe, and yes they were good enough to eat, but you’d probably prefer a human version.

  • February 17, 2012
    12:19 pm

    Ok *I* want to eat those cupcakes! And that party doesn’t look too over the top.

    I will admit that I watched some show (Personal chefs of Beverly Hills or something like that) and was offended by one dog party. The woman had hired the personal chefs for the dogs. OK. But, then the dogs dined on burgers. KOBE BEEF BURGERS. To me, that was the definition of too much money. I kept thinking that there were hundreds of charities that would do backflips for what the woman spent to feed the DOGS Kobe beef! (Which I’ve never had, BTW!)

    Happy Birthday to Miss Daisy!

    • February 17, 2012
      2:46 pm

      Now I love my dog, but I agree Cheryl, that IS an obscene and downright shameful in my book.

  • February 17, 2012
    2:46 pm

    It was so funny how she refused to wear it until she saw Madison in her outfit.

  • February 24, 2012
    3:25 pm

    What a GORGEOUS idea! And those cupcakes are absolutely amazing, they do look just like her! :)

  • March 1, 2012
    10:57 am

    OMG, those doggy cupcakes looks soooooo cute

  • March 8, 2012
    10:43 pm

    Thanks a lot for posting this blog article with photographs. The puppies in these photos are looking very cute. The puppy type cakes are also good.

  • August 3, 2012
    5:33 pm

    Loved this posting! Fabulous article & photographs. Daisy is stunning!