It’s no secret that Rob and I love to travel, but the hardest part about leaving Washington, DC for a new adventure is always having to say goodbye to Granger. She is definitely a human lover — most dogs she could take or leave, but she has to be around people to be happy. So going to a local doggy daycare isn’t really an option, especially if it’s a longer vacation. We did that on the first trip we took after getting her and it took her nearly a week to recover. Since then we’ve been asking our families to watch her — typically we try to ask Rob’s family if it’s a short trip since they are a little closer and those are more frequent. If it’s a longer time away, we know she likes to head up to PA to go hiking and eat ice cream with my family.
When we headed to Austin for Rob’s birthday last month, I had coordinated with his mom to watch Granger while we were out of town; since he didn’t even know about the trip until a week before we left, everything had to be on the sly! Not even really thinking about the dates until it got closer, I realized she would be at my their house during her birthday! We are always so, so appreciative of the help we’re given caring for our fur baby, but we wanted to make sure Tori, my MIL, didn’t go un-celebrated either! So on the night we dropped the pup off, we surprised her with this little number. Rob’s favorite candy are peanut butter cups; assuming it ran in the family, I thought this would be a hit! I used my Hershey’s chocolate cake recipe and then followed the link below for the icing and decorating tips. I love the way it turned out!! I didn’t get to taste any since we jetted off after making it, but I hope it was delicious. Thank you to BOTH of our amazing parents for being so supportive and helpful with Granger, we love knowing she is in good hands!
Reese’s PB Cup Cake | Brown Eyed Baker