How to make Sparkle Cupcakery’s Pupcakes

Cupcake pans at the ready – RSPCA Cupcake Day is just around the corner!

On Monday 15 August 2011, cupcakes will be the sweet du jour as thousands of animal lovers get behind RSPCA’s annual fundraising event. NBIA is once again supporting this wonderful event, so if you want to be involved, contact us now to register your baking business.

The wonderful Kathryn Sutton of the famed Sparkle Cupcakery in Sydney was kind enough to let us publish this recipe from her new book, Sparkle Cupcakes: The Little Black Book – full of puppy love it is a wonderful recipe for the special four footed someone in your life and a great way of helping out such a brilliant cause.

Fluffy, delicious and full of dog food! It’s not your typical cupcake, but it will certainly get tails wagging and tongues salivating. Sparkle Cupcakery in Sydney has created this delicious cupcake for your pooch which is made entirely from dog-friendly ingredients, including spelt flour, honey, chicken stock and ground meaty dog food. Yummo!


250g (8oz) spelt flour

10g (/1 3 oz) baking powder

60ml (2fl oz) vegetable oil

140g (42 / 3 oz) eggs

65g (2/1 6oz) honey

100ml (3½fl oz) chicken stock

50g (12 / 3 oz) canned dog food


  1. Preheat oven to 160°C/325°F/Gas mark 2-3.
  2. Sift spelt flour and baking powder together in a large bowl.
  3. Add honey, chicken stock and dog food. Mix well.
  4. Bake for 10 – 15 minutes
  5. If you like you can finely chop some meaty dog treats. Dip the cooked pupcakes in honey and sprinkle the dog treats over the top.
  6. You can also use carob as a topping.

Recipe from: Sparkle Cupcakes: The Little Black Book by Kathryn Sutton. New Holland. RRP $29.95

With thanks to Caesar the mighty Labrador (and ex-RSPCA pup) for allowing us to use these images of him.

NBIA is an official sponsor of RSPCA Cupcake Day and we are delighted to announce that Australian Bakels will be our event supporter.  Australian Bakels will be providing 2kg bags of cupcake mix free of charge to all bakeries who want to participate in the event, with the proceeds of cupcakes sold on the day going to RSPCA.

Last year more than 40 bakeries took part, raising over $5000 towards RSPCA.  This year, more than 15,000 workplaces and schools are expected to participate in baking and selling cupcakes with the goal of raising $2.5 million for the charity.  RSPCA relies on community donations for 98% of its operation costs, so every single cupcake sold makes a difference!

To your bakery as an official Cupcake Day for the RSPCA Bakery and receive your free Australian Bakels cupcake mix, please contact us on 07 3831 5961, or email Kimberley at [email protected]

If you are a home baker or baking enthusiast, you are still more than welcome to partake, simply go to the RSPCA website to register your interest.

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