Happy Birthday!!!

Preston turns THREE today!
His blog is updated to a more “grown-up looking” design.

Of course there is a birthday cake on his big day. This year, Mommy made him “Apple Crunch Pupcakes” with peanut butter frosting.
The pupcake is crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.
Apple Crunch pupcake (Adapted from Kool Dog Cafe)
Ingredients: make 12-14 pupcakes
2 3/4 cups water
1/4 cup applesauce, unsweetened
(mommy made this with a medium-sized apple)
1/2 teasp vanilla
4 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 teasp cinnamon
1 cup dried apple chips
(used a fresh apple, chopped to kibble size)
1 tbsp baking powder
1 egg, beaten slightly
4 tbsp honey
(mommy used 6 tbsp, it’s a bday treat!)
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease muffin tin with vegetable oil.
2. Mix all wet ingredients (water, applesauce, vanilla, egg and honey) thoroughly.
3. Combine dry ingredients (flour, apple, baking powder and cinnamon) in separate bowl. Add wet to dry slowly , scraping well to make sure no dry mixture is left.
4. Pour into muffin tins. (fill it up, the dough will not rise a lot). Bake for 80 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out dry.
Peanut Butter Frosting
1 8-oz package low fat cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
4 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix all the ingredients until smooth.
(add confectioners’ sugar and more peanut butter to make it a human recipe!)

20 Responses to Happy Birthday!!!

  1. carina says:

    Happy, Happy Birthday Preston!

    Really loving the new look for your blog and am super excited to follow you on Twitter, I a bit of an addict and love tweets about puggles!

    Hope that your day was perfect, how could it not be with Apple Crunch Pupcake involced. 😉

  2. Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Preston…..happy birthday to you!

    You look all grown up in your Birthday Pics. Your Mommy did a fabulous job on your cupcakes…they look delicious. I bet they tasted amazing! I’m getting used to your new site…very nice!

    Happy Happy Birthday!

  3. Uncle Allen says:

    Dear Preston
    Happy Birthday !

    Uncle Allen miss you so much !

  4. Mr. Puggle says:

    Hi Preston! WOW! love the look of the grown up blog. so clean and clutter free. i want to switch my blog to my own URL since i have a website. i see you use wordpress. i will have to check it out.

    Well happy birthday! The treats look great. If only I could cook. Enjoy your special day!

  5. Lola says:

    Happy birthday preston!! those pupcakes look good!!


  6. Penny Puggle says:

    Happy Belated Birthday Preston. Wishing you another year of great fun and yummy mommy treats. I lov your new blog look.
    It is “Pawsome”
    Your friend from Annapolis MD ~ Penny

  7. Milo says:

    Preston! Sorry we missed your bday yesterday. Happy Belated Birthday Preston! Wow! You’re three now!

    Milo & Mina

  8. Gabriella says:

    Happy Birthday Preston! My name is Levi and im a puggle too! WE seem to have many of the same qualities! My mommy and I check out your site all the time and it always makes our day!

  9. Happy Birthday Preston!
    We love you and hope you had a HAPPY day! Those Pupcakes looke YUMMY! Your Mommy is very nice to make you such a nice birthday! We love you! Mommy also hopes it was a great birthday!
    Ella, Jack and our Mommy, Ann!

  10. Happy Birthday Preston! Your blog is snazzy just like you!

  11. Happy birthday Preston! I’m going to make sure mom writes down this recipe so I can have these when I turn one! I’m just over half way there!

  12. Chester says:


    Wishing you a wonderful birthay!1 I love your new website.

    Be in touch soon,

    Chester (RI)

  13. Happy Happy Birthday Preston! Love the new grown up blog too!! Those birthday pupcakes sure do look tasty and you got some pawesome new stuffies I see! I am sure it will be no time until you know them by name too!
    Hope you had a great birthday Preston!

    Hugs and Licks, Bruschi

  14. Ariel says:

    Happy Belated Birthday Preston!
    Hope you had a Barking Great time!
    Love the new Blog page……♥
    Licks and Wags, Ariel ♥

  15. Happy B day.. I wish my mommy would make me cupcakes.

  16. Westin the Puggle says:

    Happy Birthday, Preston!!! Your cupcakes look yummy! My mommy baked me cupcakes for my birthday too, so I know how hard it is to wait to eat them, haha. If I ever make it to Boston, I will look you up! Happy Birthday!!

  17. Franny says:


    Happy-Happy Birthday!!! You’re THREE! What great fun you’ve had in just 3 years. My birthday is next week and I’ll be turning three, too! Is your mom a little sad that you’re another year older? My mom gets a little sad every year because she thinks dogs grow up too fast. Time flies when you’re having fun! I hope you had a wonderful birthday and that you have many more adventures ’til your next birthday.


    P.S. I love your new blog look! It’s very grown-up. :O)

  18. Powder-puff says:

    Hey preston!

    Happy belated birthday! Im lovin the new blog look ! And those cupcakes look absolutley delicious!

    lotsa love

  19. Amber-Mae says:

    I’m loving the new look Preston! And Happy Belated Barkday to you!!! Mmm, those cupcakes looked sooo good.

    Solid Gold Momma

  20. OMG, we can’t believe we missed your birthday and now we know why bloglines hasn’t been giving us updates! We need to fix this asap! We need our Preston fix!
    Your birthday cupcakes look so yummy, Preston!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch