How to Make Pug Cupcakes
What You'll Need
Ready to make your own too-cute pug cupcake recipe? See the recipe here and follow along in this step-by-step how-to.
Prep the Muzzle
Start with a lightly frosted cupcake. Fill a piping bag with vanilla frosting. Fit bag with a #12 tip and pipe an upside down heart on the frosted cupcake.
Create the Mouth and Tongue
Press or roll out chewy chocolate candies. Using a round cutter that is approximately 1-inch in diameter, cut 3 circles. Set aside excess for later use. Cut one of the circles in half. Place one half at the bottom of the cupcake, at the “6 o’clock” position. Overlap the two full circles on top of the half to form the cheeks. Cut a small piece of fruit roll for the tongue. Insert tongue piece so that it is tucked under the cheeks .
Add a Nose
Add one candy piece, or sugar pearl, as the nose. Or, roll the remaining half circle of chewy chocolate candy for the nose. Use a knife, toothpick, or veining tool to form the nose and freckles.
Shape the Upper Lip
Using the #12 tip-fitted bag, pipe around the cheek.
Define the Eyes
Place a small chocolate candy or sugar pearl in the center of each disk for the eyes. Using a toothpick, dab a dot of vanilla frosting on the candy piece to define the eye.
Top with Ears
Using a knife or tear drop-shaped cutter, and the excess rolled chocolate chewy candy, cut 2 small triangular ears. Place one ear at “11 o’clock” and the other at “1 o’clock”.
When your pug cupcake is ready to share, box up a litter and bring them to fellow pug lovers.
Video: Pug Pupcakes
Want more? Get step-by-step instructions for decorating Pug cupcakes from pupcake creator Chris Arpante.