It's Cupcake Week on Martha Stewart. And in honor of cupcake week, Martha is having a Cutest Cupcake Contest. Over 500 extremely cute cupcakes have already been entered. In honor of cupcake week, I couldn't resist the opportunity to make and decorate some cupcakes of my own.
These Chow Chows cupcakes are in honor of my grandmother Mary and her Chow Chow, Laddie. If Laddie had his way, I wouldn't be blogging now, because Laddie didn't particularly like my grandfather dating my grandmother and tried to scare him off. Fortunately my grandfather prevailed. But my grandmother always remembered what a good loyal dog, Laddie was. So for all the protective Chows out there, this cupcake is for you!
The cupcake on the left was my first effort and the one on the right was my second effort (and the one I entered in the contest).
I'd be remiss if I didn't mention P'nut, the handsome "real" dog above. P'nut is a Pom and he belongs to my friend. His adorableness is always an inspiration and as you can see he has excellent taste in cupcakes...