Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Pupcakes for Cookie's first birthday! + VIDEOS


Over the weekend, I brought out the oven mitts and got down to business - I made pupcakes for Cookie's first birthday. He turns 1 year old today! I met Cookie for the first time when he was 8 weeks old and my heart completely melted. The fam and I brought him home last November and ever since then, he has made our lives a thousand times sweeter. He is just pure joy. It's crazy how quickly flies and this little cuddle-loving guy will be moving on to "adult things" (though I think the only change will be his diet). He will still go about his days stealing socks and not knowing how to share his toys. He will always be a pup to me.

As for the recipe, I was torn between two different versions: one healthy and the other not. Going for a happy medium, I used gluten-free flour and coconut oil while going for a cream cheese and peanut butter frosting. That should balance out the health scale, right? Read on for the complete deets.
 Note: Cookie, personally, had no stomach problems or general issues after digesting these pupcakes. He licked the entire frosting off a pupcake and I fed him about 1/2 of the actual cake. 
Note: I did a taste test and let's just say these pupcakes are catered to pups only. Cream cheese and peanut butter do not make a tasty combo for us humans.

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Makes 4 pupcakes

Ingredients: 

1/2 cup brown rice flour 
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg
1/2 banana
2 tablespoons honey 
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted 
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
2/3 cream cheese 
5 tablespoons peanut butter 

Instructions:


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine flour, baking powder, egg, honey, oil, and vanilla. Mix well. 
3. Insert cupcake liners into a cupcake or muffin pan. Scoop mixture into the liners, filling each halfway. Bake for 10-12 minutes. 
4. Cool to room temperature before frosting. 
5. To make the frosting, in a mixing bowl, stir cream cheese until fluffy. In a separate bowl, stir peanut butter well.
5. Combine cheese cheese and peanut butter in a piping bag and frost pupcakes.
6. Top with dog biscuits or any other edible or non-edible decoration. I used these cute toppers and wrappers. 


Recipe adapted from Zoella and Cool Treats for Dogs











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Saturday, September 2, 2017

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

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 if this is love, i don't want it

The next brand.

Vans, is that you?

Heart. Melted.