Saturday, April 5, 2014

Emma’s Eleventh Birthday

The birthday girl
Emma turned eleven on February 15th, and we decided to celebrate with doggie cupcakes and new toys for her and Duke.   

Cupcakes
I made the cupcakes from this recipe, using whole wheat flour.  The recipe says to make six cupcakes with the batter, but I did seven, and will probably do eight the next time.  The cupcakes are fairly dense and solid.  They smell incredibly good!




Enjoying Cupcakes
Waiting for cupcakes!
After the cupcakes cooled completely I frosted them with a mixture of plain Greek yogurt and peanut butter.  I didn’t measure.  I just stirred the two together until the consistency seemed good.  It took a little over half of an individual sized Greek yogurt, and about that much peanut butter.

We turned the afternoon into a little party with hats for Emma and Duke.  I also tried to put hats on the cats, but they prefer to celebrate without hats.  Frankie was the only cat I managed to get a hat on, and he wore it for about three seconds.  Such is life with cats.


Getting RID of his hat!
Emma and Duke seemed to really enjoy the cupcakes, and I think Emma had a happy eleventh birthday.  They certainly looked cute.

16 comments:

  1. Oh my word. How cute! I love pet birthdays and seeing them celebrate. Those cupcakes look good!

    Happy A to Z-ing!
    ~Anna
    herding cats & burning soup.

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    1. Thanks! We're very into pet birthdays around here. The cupcakes smelled great.

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  2. Emma did great wearing the hat! I can't see Koda ever wearing one. What a great birthday party you put on for her!

    betty

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    1. I've been dressing Emma up for years; everything from Christmas dresses to butterfly wings, so she's pretty used to it. And Duke will let you do just about anything if you're going to feed him. They seemed to enjoy the party.

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  3. Our pets are our family, and a birthday party is certainly in order when that time rolls around each year. Thanks for the link to the cupcakes...I'll make some from brown rice...my girl 'Dolly' likes gluten free, too. Thanks for your visits this first week of AtoZ. I appreciate your comments and have enjoyed your blog very much.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

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    1. Absolutely! All family members need a birthday celebration. I liked that there were a few flour options with that recipe. It was my first time making a doggie dessert, but it came out well.

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  4. Happy Birthday to Emma. They must have wondered what you nutty humans were up to.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. I think they probably think we need a hobby! :-) At least they're used to me dressing them up by now.

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  5. What a sweet idea. I think I will do this for my doggie on his birthday - which is in June. :)
    Thanks for stopping by our blog earlier.
    Amanda at His and Her Hobbies

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    1. Emma and Duke highly recommend the cupcakes. :-)

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  6. How cute! Happy 11th birthday to Emma. lol @ Frankie.

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, Frankie is a funny little guy.

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  7. Aw, that is so sweet! And FUN!

    Happy birthday, Emma! :)

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    1. Thanks! They seemed to enjoy it, even if the cats did hate their hats.

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  8. Happy Birthday Emma! We love pup cakes here for celebrations :).

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    1. Thanks! Emma and Duke definitely seemed to love the cupcakes.

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