Our neighbors daughter turned 3 years old a few weeks ago and they asked if I could make a chocolate puppy cake (she loves dogs and carries a stuffed dog around with her all the time) for her pool party. No problem.
The cake was dark chocolate cake with chocolate chip cookie dough filling I used the filling recipe from here I made a brown sugar frosting tinted brown using 1 cup of cocoa powder in place of 1 of the cups of powdered sugar instead.
The tag had the birthday girls age and I used a grass tip (number 233) for the fur. The ears, eyes and nose were all made of fondant.