About Heather & Donald


Animal Advocate.
Dessert Devotee.




Corgi mix.
Cookie Connoisseur.


Hello fellow animal and dessert fanatics! My name is Heather Saffer and this here is Donald, my corgi mix rescue BFF, and together we’re the founders of Heather & Donald.

I created Heather & Donald to share my love of art, animals, and desserts while raising money for rescue animals. At least 20% of all sale proceeds are donated to animal rescues, big and small. I say “at least 20%” because often times I just can’t stop myself from donating more!

I've loved animals since I was a little girl. I subscribed to Dog Fancy magazine and dreamed of becoming a veterinarian when I grew up. However, life took me into the world of desserts instead.  

From opening a successful bakery, to winning Food Network's Cupcake Wars and ABC's Shark Tank, to creating a vegan frosting line called Dollop Gourmet, to authoring not one but two bestselling cookbooks, The Dollop Book of Frosting (Simon & Schuster) and Crazy Easy Vegan Desserts (Sterling Publishing), you can say I've tackled the world of desserts.

Although I love desserts, my greatest passion in life hasn't changed since I was that little girls. My heart belongs to animals. There’s just nothing better than seeing an animal smile. I believe if we try hard enough, we truly can save them all.

And to help do that, I'm marrying my two loves - desserts and animals to create this special brand for other dessert and animal lovers to unite behind called, Heather & Donald!

Please join me in my mission by shopping on HeatherAndDonald.com and together we can save the animals.

All featured artwork is original hand drawn art by yours truly.

Love & Woof,
Heather & Donald
Image may contain: Heather Saffer, smiling, sitting


(And now the official Bio:)

Heather Saffer is the founder of Dollop Gourmet; a better-for-you dessert company that produces vegan and gluten-free lower sugar frostings. Heather graduated from SUNY Brockport with a degree in psychology but got her start as the founder of the nation’s first create-your-own cupcake bakery in NY. Since then, Heather has proven her expertise by winning Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, getting multiple offers on ABC’s Shark Tank, showcasing her products on QVC, and authoring two bestselling cookbooks, The Dollop Book of Frosting (Simon & Schuster/F+W Media) and Crazy Easy Vegan Desserts (Sterling Epicure). As a successful entrepreneur and self-taught baker, Heather has been featured in Forbes, People Magazine, Huffington Post, USA Today, Oprah, and Sirius XM. Heather sold Dollop Gourmet in May 2019 to Mimac Glaze Ltd., an international leader in the gourmet icing industry.

Donald's official bio:

Donald was born on the rough & tumble streets of Rochester, NY and is the best friend, co-pilot, and rescuer of Heather. These two don’t go anywhere without each other (well, Donald would if he could but Heather won’t let him). Donald was discovered with sad eyes at a shelter but is now living his best life as a world traveler. Donald’s favorite things include food, barking at dogs, playing with friends, food, traveling, loads of attention, food, old ladies, ignoring Heather, and above all, food. Donald dislikes getting wet and being told what to do.