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9 Perfect Dog Cupcakes to Wow Your Friends on National Cupcake Day

9 Perfect Dog Cupcakes to Wow Your Friends on National Cupcake Day

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I don’t know about you guys, but cupcakes are one of my favourite things ever.

I’m also pretty darn keen on puppies, so when the Vancouver SPCA announced that they were hosting a National Cupcake Day fundraiser, I was like:


Well, that’s a great idea. Who doesn’t want to buy a cupcake? And what kind of monster doesn’t want to buy a cupcake to help puppies?! You’d have to be like Cruella DeVille next-level evil. This is an idea that can only be AWESOME.

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For my part, I pledge to eat as many cupcakes as I can. Oh…and I guess I should do my part by baking a few dozen too, eh? I mean, it’s kind of my thing, right? So, to get crazy inspired and get my dog lovin’, cupcake cravin’, fancy pants show off baker’s heart groovin’ I’ve rounded up a handful of the interwebs CUTEST Dog Lover Cupcakes for people of all skill levels. Pick something you love, bake up a bunch and help raise funds for pets in need.

You can RSVP “heck yeah” to all the cupcakey fun on the National Cupcake Day website.

Now let’s get down to business. How CUTE are all these dog cupcakes?! 

Puppy Dog Cupcakes
from Because I Can Crafts

I am IN LOVE with the adorable puppy cupcakes. The marshmallow nose makes these look larger than life and I adore that the tongues are made of flattened Starburst and not yucky fondant.

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Photo Credit: Jennifer at Because I Can Crafts

Vanilla Dog Cupcakes with Mocha Frosting 
from Bite Me More

I am a huge fan of everything sisters, Julie and Lisa do and these cupcakes are no exception. The addition of candy eyes and bows are perfection. Not just a food site, check out their Pumpkin Spice Scrub (it’s heavenly) and their new book coming later this Spring.


Photo Credit: Bite Me More

Playful Puppy Cupcakes

LOOKIT THE BULLDOG. These super cute cupcakes are a great way to appeal to lots of different dog breed lovers. Choose your favourite or make ’em all.


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Paw Print Cupcakes
by Manu’s Menu

If you’re looking for simplicity, This is adorable and oh so easy. Add a little oomph by using a great flavour combo.


Photo Credit: Manu’s Menu

Chocolate Puppy Cupcakes
by Cupcakepedia

Cupcakes and cookies? What could possibly be better?! Nutter butter cookies are the finishing touch on these super cuke cupcakes that are perfect for making with kids.

Dog cupcakes

Photo Credit: Cupcakepedia

Fondant & Chocolate Puppy Cupcakes

from Cake Power and Martha Stewart

*Squeeeeee* Oh man, these are so cute. I’m not a huge fan of eating fondant, but I could make an exception for these adorable faces.

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So Simple Paw Print Cupcakes
by the Keenan Cook

I think these paw prints made with Hershey Kisses and chocolate chips are simple, but totally awesome. A great trick for people who want to get in on the fun without a whole lot of effort.


Puppy Dog Cupcakes
from Mama and Da Boyz

OK, so it’s becoming abundantly clear that I am a SUCKER for dogs in hair bows. Remind me again why I have two little boy dogs?! All of the cupcakes are cute, but this little poodle has stolen my heart. 


Puppy’s Bathtime Cupcakes
by Juniper Cakery on Craftsy

Oh, my heart. I can’t even with how cute this babies are. Considering how fancy as woof these are, the tutorial is surprisingly simple. 


Are you making cupcakes for National Cupcake Day?




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Lea Imbuido

Monday 14th of January 2019

I will make these cute puppies for our Church’s Respect for Life bake sale. Thank you

Lea (Las Vegas)


Thursday 18th of October 2018

These are so cute! I wish I could make them all :D

Kimberly Gauthier

Tuesday 2nd of February 2016

These are all so pretty. I love cupcakes too. There used to be a place that sold them back when cupcakes were all the rage, but it's gone now. There are still shops, but not near where I live and work so I'm deprived. Far be it for me to bake them myself. That's just crazy talk. I just figured out the dehydrator.

Amy A

Tuesday 2nd of February 2016

What a great idea for a fundraiser! I wish i could make cupcakes this cute but I am the queen of Pintrest fails.


Tuesday 2nd of February 2016

Such cute cupcakes. I doubt I could make them so fancy with just my paws. I made cupcakes today. They are yummy, but not nearly as fancy!

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