Puppy Dog Cupcake Decorating Ideas


Barks of excitement will erupt from the guests at your next dog-themed party. The theme is ideal for dog lovers of all ages, pet owners or veterinarians. There are several simple dog cupcake designs that work well for a variety of party situations. Even those with limited cake decorating skills can handle creating the puppy cupcake creations. Get the kids involved in decorating the dog cupcakes for a family evening of entertainment.

Toy Topper

  • This puppy dog cupcake idea is ideal for those with limited cake decorating skills. Look for small, plastic animal figures shaped like puppy dogs. Most toy stores and dollar stores sell bags of plastic animals. You might also find individual plastic dogs that will work. Keep in mind the size of the cupcake top. Make sure the toys will fit on top. Ice the cupcakes using frosting in any color. You can either match the party color scheme or go with green frosting to make it look like grass. Press one plastic dog into the frosting on the top of each cupcake.

Bone Toppers

  • Tie in the dog theme by topping the cupcakes with a bone shape. One option is to use graham crackers that are shaped like dog bones. Look for them in the snack aisle with other graham cracker treats. They are a light brown color so you can use them as they come. Another option is to dip the bones in melted white chocolate to make them look like real bones.

    Sugar cookie bones are another option. Look for a dog bone-shaped cookie cutter to create the dog bones. Ice them with white frosting or dip them in melted white chocolate. Place the decorated bones on the top of frosted cupcakes.

Dog Face

  • The round tops of the cupcakes lend themselves well to decorations as a dog's face. Ice the cupcakes in the base color for the dog's face. Brown, white and black work well for dogs. Use icing in different colors or candies to create the dog's facial features. Smash Tootsie Rolls into the shape of dog ears and place them near the top of the dog's face. Use a black jelly bean as the dog's nose. Make his tongue out of a soft fruit candy or a fruit roll up snack. Use small, round, candy-coated chocolates as the eyes.

Dog Collar

  • A dog collar is another decorative option that fits the dog theme. Ice the cupcakes in any color. Use licorice as the collar. String a Life Saver or similar candy with a hole in the middle onto the licorice to create the tag. You can also use fondant to create the dog tags. Fondant is a sugar material that is similar to clay. You can find it at craft stores with the other cake decorating supplies. Roll the fondant flat and cut a circle from it. Poke a small hole near the top for the licorice.

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