Without a doubt, these cupcakes were the most fun I’ve had with frosting yet. I had a great time decorating! I couldn’t find anyone on-line who had done Bernese Mountain Dog cupcakes, so I made up my own design (I did find someone who did a Collie & I used their cupcake as somewhat of a model)! These cupcakes were made for my father’s birthday- he has two gorgeous Bernese Mountain Dogs (see picture) who mean the world to him, so I wanted to acknowledge that fact with a fun cupcake design. He loved them!
Cupcake/cake mix, cupcake cups, chocolate frosting, 4 tubes of Wilton Frosting- black (2), brown & white, mini M&M’s, Reese’s Pieces, candy fruits (like the kind you can get for .25 cents in the jars, but you can substitute fruit leather for the tongue). You’ll also need a #21 Wilton frosting tip.
Mix time: 10 minutes. Bake time: approx 20 minutes. Cool time: 30 minutes. Decoration time: approx 45 minutes.
Put the #21 Wilton frosting tip on the tube of brown frosting (do a test of the textured dots before you start). You’re welcome to buy white frosting and do the coloring yourself and use frosting bags…I just bought the colored decorators frosting in tubes because it was easier/I didn’t have time. The black in the tube was the richest black you’ll be able to get, though. I’d suggest you buy 2 of the tubes of black…I almost ran out with just one!
I cleaned out the #21 tip (yet again) and attached it back to the white tube of frosting and added large textured dots for the eyes. Yes, you unfortunately do need to do the eyes last because they need to be on top of the black frosting to look right. If I did them again, I’d have added a little white on the top of the head, too, to make them look even more realistic.
Fun little family of Bernese Mountain Dog cupcakes!