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A Woman, A Story, & A Life In-Between: Dog Cake by Tiffany Blair

My sister recently found a dog cake kit at a local discount store. In honor of Monty’s special treat, I present to you a guest post entitled “A Guide to Baking Cupcakes For Your Dog” by Angela Blair. Enjoy! Have a few drinks. Start mixing; pay close attention to every detail. Make adorable mini cupcakes. Start mixing the frosting. Notice that 7 tablespoons of sugar seems like overkill. Add them anyway. See that it said 7 teaspoons. Look at the dog and say “Oh well – let’s make a simple syrup!” Put frosting juice in a sauce pan on medium heat. Walk away and forget about it. Remember it 20 minutes later. Find a charred pan with a half-inch thick brick of stickiness the consistency of rubber cement in the center. Add some oil, add some water; stir, stir, stir. Dip mini cupcakes in frosting; swirl around. Give one to the begging dog. Watch him take double the time you expected to eat it. Watch him lick the air uncontrollably for 5 full minutes. Suspect him of being in anaphylactic shock. Go into full-on panic mode. Shove a Benadryl down his throat. Watch him calm down at little; put him outside. Soak and scrub sauce pan; wash all instruments. Bring dog inside. Watch him run five laps around the living room and then poop in front of his crate. Put him back outside. Have a few more drinks.

P.S: Monty is fine – he just really liked the frosting and didn’t want to let any go to waste!

– Tiffany Blair, LBSPY #42 (Sept 23-Oct 7, 2013)


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HASHTAGWV ART & ENTERTAINMENT Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Christina Entenmann-Edwards has been a WV resident since September 2008. She was born and raised in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and is no stranger to hard work and the entrepreneurial spirit. In 2006, she graduated from Quinnipiac University (Hamden, Connecticut), Cum Laude, with a B.A. in History. In 2010, she graduated with an M.B.A. from Liberty University (Lynchburg, Virginia). In February 2012, Christina launched HashtagWV as the area’s first full-color, free arts and entertainment tabloid + online platform. Christina completed the Leadership West Virginia class of 2021, which is an innovative program that grows, engages, and mobilizes leaders to ignite a life passion to move West Virginia forward.