You all may have seen on my Snaps that we made some ‘PUPcakes’ for Fitz over the weekend. His second birthday was August 8 and yes - we are crazies and threw him a little party. No shame in our game. A little background - I am a crazy dog lover. Like, I’ll be walking down the street and ask to pet someones dog... I don’t meet a stranger when it comes to seeing someone with a dog. I had a Pinterest board where I pinned golden doodle puppies all the time when John was in medical school. He always said “no we are not getting a dog!” He is very allergic to dogs -- w/exception of F1B Goldendoodles. I begged and begged for a dog and the first year of residency - just a week before my birthday John drove me to Missouri to see a breeder. We met all of the puppies that were not already ‘claimed’ - and got to pick which one we liked. I was on the floor playing with them all and John was sitting on the couch and I remember Fitz (he had a different name then!) kept going straight to John and curling up in his arms- meanwhile the rest were super playful and one was kind of a bully (but so cute!!). As soon as Fitz started snuggling John - I could see that John was quickly getting used to the idea of having a dog. It was the BEST bday present ever!! Within just a few weeks of having Fitz - John was making stops on his way home at Petsmart to surprise Fitz with new toys -- it didn’t take long too become a crazy puppy lover.
We are so crazy ab him - he has the most fun personality, ever. I swear he thinks he’s part human! He’s made this whole residency thing 1000x better, that’s for sure. I could go on forever and ever ab him but I will refrain!
Anyway, my friend Kara has a golden doodle and they celebrated his birthday just before Fitz w/these PUPcakes so we stole the recipe for Fitzy. He is OBSESSED w/them btw!
^PB is his favorite!
^ever feel like someones staring at you?? haha. I turned around to see him staring anxiously...
^How they look before icing!
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
2 Medium Bananas Mashed
2/3 Cup Honey
2 Large Eggs
2 Cups Flour
2 TSP Baking Soda
1 TSP Baking Powder
5oz. Neufchatel Cheese, softened
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
2 TSP Milk
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees & grease mini muffin pans (I just used the muffin liners)
In a mixer, beat the PB, Oil, Bananas, Honey, & Eggs until combined.
Gradually add flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Mix well, Spoon batter into muffin tins until about 3/4 full.
Bake for 8-12 minutes (or until you can stick a toothpick in the middle and it comes out clean - we had to check it several times until they were ready!)
Combing PB, Neufchatel cheese, & milk until smooth. Spread over Pupcakes once they are cooled down. I made the Pupcakes before church & spread the icing on them after church!
Disclaimer: Some dogs may have allergies os use w/caution. Consult your vet w/any questions or ingredients on this list.
^Marwan & Melissa & their pup Spike came over to celebrate! Spike wasn’t sure about all of this!
My tunic is HERE (on sale for $27.)
Denim is HERE.
Shoes are HERE.
Countertops are Cambria Quartz - Brittanica.
Gold Kitchen Aid Mixer is HERE - from the Artisan collection in ‘Champagne’.