Happy Birthday, Brady!!

brady's 5th birthday please note Brady’s tongue sticking out… can he get any cuter??

Today my little man turns five.  FIVE!  I seriously can’t believe my pup is five whole years old.  I wonder how many walks Jon and I have taken him on in the last five years?

365 days x 5 years x 2 walks a day = 3,650 walks

That’s a lot of walks.

I decided for his fifth birthday I’d make meatloaf cupcakes with mashed potato frosting.  When I told Jon this he was all, “Um, can I have one too?”

They turned out to be delicious, so the whole family got to enjoy Brady’s birthday treat.

mini meatloafs

Make meatloaf as normal and put into muffin trays.

top it off

Top each cupcake with whatever your heart desires.  I used a mixture of ketchup, mustard and brown sugar.  Bake for 25 minutes.

pipe out mashed potatoes

While the meatloaf cupcakes are baking, whip up some mashed potatoes.  Then pipe them onto the fully baked cupcakes.


finger lickin good

Let the dog lick the mashed potato “icing” off the mixing blade.

bacon garnish

Sprinkle some bacon bits on top.

prettiest meatloaf ever

Admire your work.

birthday boy

Let the birthday boy enjoy his treat!

scarfing down his cupcake

It’s safe to say I had no idea what I was getting myself into five years ago when I convinced Jon we needed a dog.  It’s been a hundred times more difficult and a hundred times more rewarding than I ever anticipated.

Happy Birthday, my boy.


  1. Happy Birthday Brady!! You’re such a lucky pup. 🙂

  2. Sweet Brady! Happy birthday, precious pup!

  3. Lovely barkday cake you have there Brady 🙂

  4. Well, I had to think about a Bready cupcake for a moment, but when I saw them being made I realized it really was a great treat for him and for you and Jon! Super idea!!
    Happy birthday Brady!

  5. This is such a great idea! I’m going to have to steal it for my dog’s birthday!

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