Sunday, May 13, 2012

Puppy Dog Cupcakes

Tyrone and I celebrated his 26th birthday in Las Vegas with some of our Utah friends. It was awesome. We started out on Friday morning going out to breakfast at Ihop where about 15 staff members came out and sang Tyrone happy birthday. Tyrone got so into it that he started booty poppin and he grabbed the syrup from off the table and almost poured it on his head. (don't ask....) It was awesome. The staff members said it was the best birthday dance they've ever seen. 
Then, later on that afternoon we went to the pool at Treasure Island. There was a DJ out on the pool deck so we were all dancing in the pool having a good time. I had one of our friends that was with us go up to the DJ and ask if he would announce that it was Tyrone's birthday. So, he did and when they finally announced it, we all whistled and screamed and then the DJ said, "oh, there really is a guy named Tyrone." haha. That made it even better. 
 Then, later on that afternoon we lit 26 birthday candles and we gave him these cupcakes. What he really wanted for his birthday was a dog but this was as close as I was willing to get. I was also in a rush when I was making them so these are just cupcakes from a box and then I decorated them but everyone loved them. Some even had a few cupcakes for breakfast the next morning. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas right?
1 box of cake mix 
chocolate frosting
vanilla wafers
nutter butters
mini marshmallows
m&ms (I used peanut butter m&ms because that's Tyrone's favorite)
1 black frosting pen

Cook cupcakes according to box. Let cupcakes cool. Frost with chocolate frosting. Scrape off the center of the nutter butters (try to let the center go to waste without eating any of it. I dare you. I sure couldn't do it) place the nutter butters, marshmallows and vanilla wafers on the cupcake. Then using the black frosting pen put dots on the eyes draw the mouth on the vanilla wafer. Put a little extra underneath where the m&m is going to go and then stick on the m&m. That's all there is to it. Easy, simple cupcakes. 

Then after blowing out the candles we got ready for dinner. We had planned on going to eat at the Tao restaurant because if you eat at the restaurant you get free admission into the Tao nightclub for that evening. So, there were 10 of us at dinner and we just had the waiter bring out dishes family style that we could all share. It was amazing food. If you are looking for a good restaurant in Vegas, this is to die for! My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Anyway, at the restaurant we sang Tyrone Happy Birthday again and they brought him out a giant fortune cookie with a fortune inside for everyone to take. It was really cool looking. Then, we all got free admission into the TAO nightclub. They had told us that guys were still going to have to pay $25 but when we got up there, they didn't make them pay so it was awesome! And, it happened to be a special night because Drake was having a concert that night and his after party was at TAO. So, when we got into the club we saw where Drake was going to be hanging out when he got there because it was surrounded by security so we just decided to dance right underneath the DJ. Well, then they announced that Drake was in the building and everyone started going crazy. Then he appeared next to the DJ and put his arm around him and started rapping The Motto. This is the picture I took from Tyrone's phone from about 5 feet away. It was awesome! We had the best seat in the house. I had thought about getting tickets to Drake's concert in LA but it sold out. This totally topped anything I could have gotten him. Pretty cool way to end Tyrone's 26th birthday.


  1. I think you forgot to mention the marshmallows in the ingredient list.

    1. I totally did. Thank you for catching that. I added it in there. :)

  2. I think you forgot to mention the marshmallows in the ingredient list.