Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Martha's Martha by Mail Dog Cookies as Cake toppers and Party Favors!

As difficult as it was to let the dog cookies I created go...
Today was that day!
I've planned for weeks a cake to present to a very
special person on her very special birthday...
Sadly, before the day could come, I was side-lined by a
tear in my Achilles tendon and some other unpleasant
things confirmed by the MRI done of my right foot...
Nevertheless, this dog-themed party cake for the most terrific boss
and dog-lover I know was going to happen... One way or another!
Thankfully, my better half didn't mind being my runner! Not sure he
realized being my runner meant 5,000 trips between the kitchen and my
baking pantry. But somehow we made it through... Like we always do!
The cake I made for Ranger's homecoming a few weeks
was so good it qualified for this very special occasion too!
If you don't already follow Robyn's blog, allow me to introduce you
via her The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe Ever, which you'll find here!
As for the puppies that would decorate this best-ever chocolate
cake... The competition was stiff and the judging was RUFF!
However, these five contestants rose to the top to take their divisions!
With my boss's precious Sweetpea winning top honors and Best in Show!
Now to assemble and get this cake over to
the office in time... On one foot no less!
I couldn't resist using these dog-bone
sprinkles from!
Almost there...
Add a few of those marbled dog bone cookies I created using
David's recipe and drizzled with white chocolate this morning...
Take another quick look at Fifi the poodle...
And, this collection of canines is ready to celebrate!
Although I couldn't be there to help celebrate her special day, I
sincerely hope my boss and her amazing team enjoyed these treats!


  1. Janet, I know that you love your dream job, but really you were destined for the cookie and cake world I reckon. I especially love the collie dog and the little westie on the top.

    I didn't make the worlds best chocolate cake for my guests today as we are having a heatwave in England and I thought it might melt. Just as well I didn't because the cupcakes I made melted and I would have been upset if the worlds best chocolate cake had melted.

    I plan to make it in August though!

    Amazing artisticness and creativity.


  2. Now you know why homemade is best!!!

    I could sure use a cake like that next's too bad you don't live nearby!! ARRRGGG!

    Love the texture of the cake, love the look of the decadent frosting, love the doggie sprinkles and I LOVE the dog cookies.

    What a lucky friend to get such a cake!!

    I want a slice right now!

    Nom Nom Nom Nom.... ;)


  3. Oh my gosh!!! I am so, so , so in love with those cookies and that cake!! You are so amazing! I need to learn from you!

  4. The cookies turned out amazing!! And the cake looks incredible. Your boss is one lucky individual and I am sure she/he considers themselves lucky to have you!

  5. Totally in love with it. I have Schnauzers, pits, labs, Manchester Terrier, and muts...hummm. I see a cake in their future.


    Cottage Making Mommy

  6. This design is incredible! You definitely know how to keep a reader entertained.
    Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost...HaHa!)
    Fantastic job. I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it.
    Too cool!


Readers who comment ROCK!