Layla's Birthday PupCake Party!

Layla is five years old today! And, this was my opportunity to make something really special for her and her friends from a new doggie cookbook that I got for Christmas: The Dog Ate It: Cooking for Yourself and Your Four-Legged Friends by Linda West Eckhardt, Barbara Bradley, Judy Kern. The recipe is Pup Cakes!

This is Layla in her birthday outfit...she loved the shades and kept the hat on for a while. She was too interested in her cupcakes to notice her accoutrement! She had her friend, Harry, and her boy friend, Chuck...along with Nigel...her new French Bulldog brother!

And, here Layla is sniffing out the table scene...where the humans ate the birthday dinner!

This is Layla's beau, Chuck! He is smiling...

And, this is Layla's new birthday collar....Perfect for the Cupcake Queen...and Layla because she loves cupcakes so much...we picked it up at this cool store in Bethesda,'s called The Posh Pooch. It has the cutest doggie stuff. If you live in the DC area, it's a must visit!


  1. Happy birthday Layla. She looks really happy. The pictures are so cute. Way to go 52 cupcakes.
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  2. Anonymous6:41 AM

    I really hope layla has a great birthday. I am a big fan. I love to bake cupcakes and yours are dimomite.I am only 11 years old.Happy Birthday layla.

  3. Anonymous5:20 PM

    Happy Birthdya Layla! She is a lucky dog! :D

  4. Happy birthday, Layla!

    I'm going to have to make cupcakes for my girls (1 poodle and 1 chihuahuas)

  5. Anonymous11:12 AM

    Happy Birthday Layla! I hope to have my own "Layla" one day soon; she's such a cutie pie. All the best to you, too, 52 Cupcakes

  6. Awww Layla! What a cute party you had and what a lucky girl you are. Some dogs' moms cook things like spinach!!!

  7. Hallo from Sweden! I posted a blog post today showing a recipe and a photo of a Swedish (very popular) "cookie", called "Dumlekakor".
    I wasn´t sure what to call them in English. Maybe I should have called them Dumle cupcakes? I really don´t know. Do you?

  8. Happy Birthday Layla!!! I hope you had a great time (looks like you did!).

  9. Happy Birthday to Layla!

    Love all those pictures!

    I should have a party for my three "boys" (Maltese, Cocker and Jack Russell mix).

    Love your blog! :)

  10. Anonymous11:30 PM

    Oh, the glasses. She looks so festive. Happy Birthday, beautiful doggie!

  11. LOL! I am actually laughing out loud . . . by myself! These photos are hilarious!