I’m hanging my head in shame right now.   I haven’t updated since July.  It’s disgusting.  Sick.  Gross.  I’m sorry, ok?

I’ve been meaning to post this lovely little picture for a minute and keep forgetting.  So here we are.  Lula celebrated her 1st birthday on September 13th so we had a small get together in her honor.  My mother commented on what a feat it was to get 15 people to a dog’s birthday party.  I truly believe it was the promise of pupcakes that was the clencher for most.


Pupcakes for Lula's 1st birthday party!
Photo courtesy of Shannon Sturgis
Lucky for me, Baby Lu’s birthday falls fairly close to Halloween, so finding bone-shaped candy wasn’t difficult.  The pupcakes were chocolate cake with green “grass” frosting, a bone stuck in the center and a sprinkling of Oreo crumbs to look like freshly dug up dirt.  Viola!  Pupcakes.

The only hangup was my grass frosting.  Taking inspiration from Martha Stewart’s Ladybug Cupcakes, I made sure I had the right Ateco tip and everything, but my Swiss Meringue Buttercream was just too creamy!  What should’ve looked like sprigs of grass ended up looking like gloopy, green…well, frosting.  But the cupcakes were still adorable/delicious, and Lula will have another birthday next year.  I’ll try a second attempt at grass frosting then, I guess.

Speaking of ladybug’s, guess what my co-workers Casie and Megan got Lula for her birthday?


Action shot
Action shot


She was surprisingly not fussy about wearing a costume.


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