What’s a movie night without a fun movie snack? My boys always ask for popcorn when watching a movie but they will never turn down an extra special movie night treat! My favorite type of special treat is cupcakes, so guess what I usually make. 😉 To celebrate the release of The Secret Life of Pets on Blu-ray (on 12/6), I thought I’d share these super fun Duke cupcakes. 🙂
Duke might not have been our favorite character at first but by the end of the movie you love him too. I bet it won’t take any time for you to warm up to yummy chocolate Duke cupcakes! And they are fairly easy to make too!
The Secret Life of Pets Duke Cupcakes Ingredients
- Chocolate cupcakes
- Chocolate frosting
- Red and black jelly beans
- Candy eyes
Start by baking your favorite chocolate cupcakes. Use a frosting tip #233 to create Duke’s fur. I made short bursts all the way around until the cupcake was covered. I then built up the sides and the center to simulate his ears and nose area.
Cut a red jelly bean in half lengthwise to create a cute little tongue. Then use a black jelly bean for his nose and two candy eyes. Done!
Now that we have our treat, it’s time to watch The Secret Life of Pets. We were sent a copy to review and we had a blast watching the movie again this weekend. You know what else is fun to watch? The cool bonus features. The Mini-Movies are definitely my boys’ favorite bonus features!
Blu-ray & DVD Bonus Features:
- Norman Television
- Mower Minions
- All About The Pets – Kevin Hart and Eric Stonestreet, with the help of animal trainer Molly Mignon O’Neill take you on an educational journey to learn more about your average and not-so average, household pets.
- Animals Can Talk: Meet The Actors – The comedy superstars who give voice to the film’s menagerie of characters talk about their roles and the process of bringing them to life.
- Hairstylist To The Dogs – Inspired by “Hairspray Live!,” Eric Stonestreet, with the help of a professional dog groomer Jess Rona, will take you through the basic steps to help your pups look as awesome as possible when they’re hanging out with their pet pals.
- The Best Of Snowball – A rapid-fire, fun and oddly musical mash-up of all the best Snowball one-liners
- Hot Dog Sing-Along – Join Max and Duke as they perform for their dinner in the sausage factory. This straightforward sing along is fun for the whole family to enjoy.
- Sing Trailer
- “Lovely Day” Lyric Video
- The Humans that Brought You Pets – Producers Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, directors Chris Renaud and Yarrow Cheney, and writer Brian Lynch discuss what went into creating The Secret Life of Pet’s compelling characters and non-stop action.
- GoPro®: The Secret Life of Pets
- The Making of the Mini-Movies – A fun and interesting take on the Making of the Mini-Movies – we’ll explore the themes of each of the mini-movies through the eyes of the artists who made them.
Additional Blu-ray features:
- How to Make an Animated Film – A behind-the-scenes look at how to make an animated film from the various departments that make up Illumination.
- Anatomy of a Scene – Filmmakers and animators take us through the multi-step process it takes to create a specific scene in the Secret Life of Pets