It really is a doggy birthday. Meet the birthday boy, a Chihuahua named Jo Jo. He belongs to good friends of ours. He had his birthday this week, and his human mom thought it would be fun for us to have an impromptu celebration.
When they came out of the oven, they looked a bit "blob like." Since they were still very soft and pliable, she just reshaped them.
They turned out pretty good, and this entire plate of cookies disappeared very quickly.
I had planned on making cupcakes to take with us. Kara was the one who thought I should make them look like Jo Jo. We kind of improvised the recipe from the Hello Cupcake book. We did not have everything in the book, so we kind of winged it with what we had on hand. I started with a basic chocolate cupcake, and frosted it with dark chocolate frosting. I cut a regular size marshmellow in half to make the snout.
I frosted the snout (which was kind of hard because it did not want to stay put) and then added candy eyes and nose. The book calls for black jelly beans. We cant stand black jelly beans, so we of course did not have them at home. I did have M & Ms and Reeses Pieces which worked just as well.
For the ears I cut a Nilla wafer in half and frosted it. After a couple of mouth fails, the decided it looked better without a mouth
Kara and I made a giant mess on the kitchen table while making them
They were not perfect but the kids LOVED them, and so did Jo Jo. (no, he was not allowed to eat one since it was pure chocolate) Happy Birthday little guy!!
I will be linking a doggy birthday on these linky parties HERE!