Instead of a regular cupcake batter, use a pound cake batter for these cupcakes because it makes a sturdier cupcake to hold all of the frosting and decorating ingredients. Make a vanilla frosting and add the tint with pink food coloring gel. If you prefer a white poodle, just omit the pink food coloring from the frosting. You can make your own Rice Krispies Treats or use storebought. See How to Make Poodle Cupcakes for step-by-step instructions and photos.
For the basic frosting on top of each cupcake, you’ll only need enough to lightly coat the top of each cupcake, about ¼ cup frosting per cupcake. Too much frosting on the cupcake will make it harder to decorate into the puppy face.