Can Dogs Eat Cupcakes?

Everyone loves cupcakes! I mean, who can say no to cake…but tiny!?

These sweet bite-sized treats are full of sugary goodness. They’re fully customizable, and they’re always perfectly portioned. But, what about dogs? Are cupcakes safe for our canine companions?

Can dogs eat cupcakes?

At The Dog Bakery, we’re dedicated to making sure pups and people everywhere get to taste everything life has to offer. That’s why we’re constantly updating our blog with informative articles. We’ve covered everything from cinnamon to edamame, and, now, we’re covering cupcakes!

Can Dogs Have Cupcakes?

The short answer to this question is yes

As long as a cupcake doesn’t contain ingredients that can hurt your dog, like chocolate, cupcakes are safe for your pup, and shouldn’t harm their health. However, as a high-sugar goody, human cupcakes should not be a regular treat. Instead, you can try giving your pooch a dog-approved cupcake. Keep reading for a few ideas on how to find pupcakes!

Cupcakes and Dogs: The FAQ

Now that we’ve answered the main question, let’s take a bite out of some of the most common questions that people have about feeding cupcakes to their dogs.

Can Dogs Eat Cupcake Wrappers?

No! You shouldn’t intentionally feed your pup cupcake wrappers. They’re made of paper, which is difficult to digest and may contain chemicals that you don’t want floating around inside of your pup’s stomach. If your dog eats a cupcake wrapper, watch to make sure it passes within the next 48 hours. If your dog eats multiple cupcake wrappers, contact your vet for further instructions. 

Can Dogs Eat Red Velvet Cupcakes?

No! One of the key ingredients in red velvet cupcakes is cocoa powder. As a derivative of chocolate, this is unsafe for dogs, and in large amounts can be toxic and deadly. 

Can Dogs Eat Vanilla Cupcakes?

Yes! As long as your vanilla cupcakes are made with pup-safe ingredients, your pup can chow down! Just don’t share more than a bite or two, since sugar in large amounts is not a good option for your dog. 

Can Dogs Eat Chocolate Cupcakes?

No! Dogs should never have chocolate, even in cupcake form.

If you’re set upon giving your pup a taste of some delicious chocolate, then you should stick with dog-safe alternatives. The most effective and popular dog-safe chocolate substitute is carob. There are plenty of amazing carob recipes out there, and we even sell dog-safe carob cookies!

Where To Get Dog-Safe Cupcakes

can dogs eat cupcakes?

While it’s possible to make pup-friendly cupcakes at home, one of the best ways to get your hands on some is through us! At The Dog Bakery, we make all of our treats with love. Everything we bake is guaranteed to be pup-safe, so you can give them treats without worrying about their safety.

For an amazing pup-friendly cupcake, consider our Pawcakes! We’ll deliver them directly to your door, so you don’t even have to leave the house.

Rocky Kanaka

Rocky Kanaka is an entrepreneur, pet rescue advocate and dog dad to a rescue boxer named Flip, a blind Cane Corso called Kobe, and a terrier mix named Zoey. He's also a pet chef and owner of The Dog Bakery, which specializes in dog birthday cakes and fresh baked dog treats. His three dogs can't get enough of the dog cakes and treats!

Lorna Ladd

Lorna Paxton Ladd is a passionate dog lover and enthusiast of The Dog Bakery. She loves spoiling her 3 rescue dogs with dog cakes and jerky. A 15 year veteran in the pet industry, her aim is to educate pet parents on the best recipes, products, tips and tricks to optimize the human/canine bond. Her favorite product at The Dog Bakery are the customizable dog birthday cakes.