Woofy Wednesday, ice cream & cupcakes

Dog roll

That’s right, folks. This is the second edition of Woofy Wednesday, where I assault you with the most ridiculously adorable pictures of my fur-baby and share some oddities about him.

For example, did you know that golden retrievers are bred to be swimmers, and even have the webbed feet for it? It’s true!

The problem with Mr Woofy, however, is that he loathes water. With a passion. Sure, he’ll let me soak him when he’s smelly/dirty or it’s a hot day, but other than that, he doesn’t want a bar of it.

There is ONE exception to the rule – if the body of water has a live, quacking duck in it, he will contemplate jumping in…but only so long as he can wade and doesn’t have to swim…

I’ve decided to turn Woofy Wednesday into a bit of a thing, so if you’re a blogger (not necessarily food) and have a fur-baby that woofs or meows, then feel free to put up a photo of them and link it in the comments section. I’ll then add it to the post in a sort of round-up. This isn’t some frantic foodie event, just a chance for us pet-lovers to unite and share the cuteness :)

So now, onto the next order of business!

Though it was announced on Twitter this morning, this is where I officially congratulate I Make Cake for winning the Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker (thanks again to Kitchenware Direct for the prize) – it was sent this morning so hopefully will be with you by next week!

And last but not least – ANOTHER COMPETITION!

This time it’s for a customised cupcake baking & decorating pack, which contains one of each of the following:

This prize provides you with all the tools that you’d need to make and decorate cupcakes to look exactly like mine – as well as transport them to work or school to show them off to your friends and coworkers!

How’s that for a prize? πŸ˜€

So how do you enter?

Well, firstly I have to state that the competition is only open to Australian residents, so apologies to all those across the seas :(

To get one entry into the competition, all you have to do is leave a comment here with your favourite cupcake flavour combination!

To get two entries, leave a comment with your fave cupcake flavour combo and RT this tweet – “I’m entering the Complete Cupcake Kit competition @Kitchenwench – http://bit.ly/gvzHP0”

How easy is that?

The competition will remain open till midnight, Sunday 22nd May and will be drawn randomly the next day – and this time I’ll film a video of the big reveal as to who wins this wonderful prize!

Whew, this has turned out to be quite a big post! Alright, I’m off to bed to try and get some sleep before having to wake up at 4:30am tomorrow morning for work…

Oh, and I promise a new Korean recipe up here before the week is out :)



  1. Favourite cupcake flavour is hard to narrow down, either cherry-chocolate or carrot with cream cheese icing, YUM. Also, your Mr Woofy is gorgeous.
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  2. Ohhh decisions, decisions but my favourite flavour combo is chocolate and peanut butter!

  3. Megan Doherty says:

    Hi Ellie,
    The recipe for your Lemon Cupcakes is what started me reading your blog. They were fantastic!!!. This week I just made a batch of Choc-chilli cupcakes for a friends birthday. But my all time favorite cupcakes are Cookies and Cream made with chunky bits of Oreo’s in the batter and fine Oreo crumbs in the icing. I love reading your blog, keep up the good work.

  4. RT @kitchenwench: A new post for Woofy Wednesday – and the chance to win a Complete Cupcake Kit! Click the link for details on how… http://fb.me/xyGuWVJm

  5. I’m glad someone’s startign a non foodie event. I feel the blogging world is very competitive with everyone trying to get a cookbook deal (although im sure i wouldnt mind if i got one!!) and thousands of followers and comments. Kudos to you for doing something that you love…. :) look forwrad to seeing mroe pictures of cute dogs!
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  6. Megan Tilling says:

    Hmmm – I think banana cupcakes with nutmeg cream cheese frosting, ooh – and my fabulous carrot cake with orange cream cheese frosting – both! It’s a tie! πŸ˜†

  7. Hey,

    Wondering if you would be able to tell us where we can buy one of these cupcake kits please!!!

  8. I reckon the old fashion Dark Chocolate volcano cupcakes with bananas!

  9. A great idea! A bit like Weekend Cat Blogging…

    That giveaway is awesome. A pity I don’t live in Australia.



  10. All time most-favourite cupcakes would have to be Raspberry and white chocolate chip with a cream cheese frosting. Omnomnom!!

  11. Pandan cupcakes with sweet vanilla frosting πŸ˜‰ #empireofpandan heheheh

  12. Best cupcakes ever? Dark chocolate and sour cherry. I have a total soft spot for carrot cupcakes with lemon cream cheese frosting though.

  13. Sandy Trinh says:

    Hm… hard choice, I want have to say my favourite flavour for cupcakes is strawberry and chocolate YUM!

  14. All time favorites will have to be banana and cream cheese frosting nomnomnom πŸ˜€

  15. Ohhhh very excited about this … my favourite combo is velvet cupcakes (with delicious beetroots) and cream cheese… hmmm I’m drooling over it now.
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  16. What a fabulous competition! My current favourite cupcakes are a divine recipe I found for brown sugar and buttermilk cupcakes with dulce de leche/cream cheese/butter icing (here’s the link: http://www.joythebaker.com/blog/2011/02/dulce-de-leche-cupcakes/).

  17. I love cupcakes! All of them! Especially the ones not containing wasabi or Tabasco! Chilli is fine though.

    Your dog has the air of serious contentment which suggests he is especially well-treated. Here’s my contribution to your Woofy Wednesdays, from what feels like a lifetime ago: http://theninjareview.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/SDIM1392-copy.jpg

    Arf arf arf
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  18. Sticky date cupcakes with warm caramel sauce for drizzling….om nom nom nom

  19. So many to choose from… but I do love raspberry and white chocolate (though mulberries picked with the kids are a good substitute) …mmm mmm mmmmmmmm!!

  20. My favourite cupcake combination is mudcake and chocolate ganache with an Easter Egg on top! Yummy!
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  21. shim_ran says:

    has to be green tea all round, fluffy green tea cupcake topped with a green tea butter icing ^^ best cupcakes ever~

  22. Thank you for posting a picture of your dog. He is absolutely adorable! This post really cheered me up!

  23. definitely has to be green tea & oreo cupcakes!

  24. Last night I made mickey mouse cupcakes that were vanilla with a chocolate ganache filling and vanilla bean frosting. they were one of the best so far, even though very simple. I also love sticky date puddings in cupcake form with a ‘frosting’ of ice cream and butterscotch sauce drizzled all over. mmmm.

  25. My favourite cup cake combination would be raspberry cupcakes with white chocolate iceing with raspberry mixed into the icing

  26. Im a huge chocoholic! So my favourite flavours for cupcakes would be cookies and cream (especially if it has milk to go with it! http://www.cupcakeproject.com/2009/02/oreo-cupcakes-with-built-in-cup-for.html ) and a moist banana and choc chip cupcake!

  27. My favourite cupcake flavour is lemon with lemon curd filling and vanilla italian meringue buttercream icing….( I have only just found your blog, but will be following religiously now – love the Australian blogs!)

  28. My favourite cupcake would have to be moist banana cupcakes with vietnamese coffee buttercream.

  29. My favourites tend to change with the seasons, but right now I am a fan of dark chocolate & cherry swirl with chocolate buttercream icing. Sprinkle some moist coconut flakes on top and you have a lovely cold weather indulgence!
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  30. I love chocolate so a double of that, with almonds, is my top pick . yum! :)

  31. melinda kumar says:

    jaffa – choc/orange. nothing else to say really ! πŸ˜›

  32. Rich chocolate cake base with a caramel centre and peanut butter buttercream and chocolate sprinkles on top…. mmmmm…

  33. looking forward to your next Korean recipe ~
    ν•œμ‹μ„ λ„ˆλ¬΄ μ’‹μ•„μš”! (excuse my beginner’s Korean)
    here’s a link to a picture of my pet dog, Spock
    wildly energetic and extremely enthusiastic, and loved by all β™₯
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  34. natasha says:

    by far my favourite is caramelised banana cupcakes – mmmm

  35. Cute photo! My cat just ate guacamole with her dinner and she loves tomato soup too! My favorite combo is chocolate and raspberry, Yummm…
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  36. Love the Woofy Wednesday idea! Your dog is so adorable. Here’s a link to a blog post that includes a picture of my dog, Ruffy, along with a little story about how much he loves banana bread. πŸ˜€

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  37. Danielle says:

    I love love fauxtess cupcakes. The chocolate than the marshmellow cream filling is simply gorgoues. They used to sell them at woolies but i can’t find them anymore…they used to be my year 12 treat when i finished an assignment. Oh well i guess il just stick to wine now hehe.

  38. Coconut cupcakes with lime frosting…or maybe chocolate and dulce de leche….or definitely red velvet and cream cheese frosting. Or anything and cream cheese frosting. Now i’m craving cupcakes ;). Cheers Ellie – great blog & photography!!

  39. My special occasion cupcake!

    Nutella shard cupcakes. A chocolate cupcake (mixture also has hazelnut meal) topped with a Nutella frosting made from Nutella, Frangelico and whipped cream. Decorated with a shard of toffee.

  40. It’s hard to chose. I love cupcakes with fruit or…just about anything really. Except plain vanilla…though it wouldnt stop me eating them! A recent favourite I can think of is strawberry cupcake with lemon icing.

  41. I can’t choose! I’m going to go with white chocolate & raspberry – I made the recipe myself, and they’re vegan, and have less sugar than my favourite ones I buy at a shop… homemade is best, right?
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  42. Hi, just discovered your blog thanks to ‘Where’s the Beef?’

    My favourite cupcake combination is chocolate and beetroot (I make gluten-free and dairy-ones). And here’s the link to a pic of my 4-legged bubbas: http://themindfulfoodie.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/kobi-lulu_pleading-eyes.jpg
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  43. Lamington cupcake!! What’s not to love…lamington in a cupcake! πŸ˜›

    Love your blog!!

  44. I take after my mother (or perhaps she has successfully indoctrinated me after all these years?) in that my favourite type of cupcake is a vanilla base with orange icing. Simple but never fails to hit the spot!

  45. Sticky Date cupcakes with caramel fudge frosting! To diiiieeeee for. :)

  46. Lemon cupcakes with lime syrup on top are the favourite in my household.

    But my all time favourite is vanilla cupcake with musk icing, topped with pieces of musk stick.

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