Tuesday, 13 August 2013

The Search for Bear's Birthday Cake - Take 1

Birthday's are incredible, fun filled celebrations of life - and Bear's is poking it's head through the door announcing it's imminent arrival (at the end of the month).

That being said, I've already started stockpiling gifts (a new collar, a new stuffy, some steak - but shhh don't tell!).......This year's we've been contemplating a pooch-party to celebrate the fact that Bear will be turning 4.  We've started making some really wonderful poochy-friends within the walls of our condo, and it could be an exciting adventure - or an epic mess....all things depending.  

With this possibility firmly in mind, I've started the hunt for the perfect Doggy Birthday Cake recipe.  I know that there's always the option to go out an purchase a cake from one of our local pet stores, but I've always enjoyed the warmth and care put into home-made cakes.

My journey into dog-cake-making started with Created by Diane who put together a rather yummy sounding No-Bake creation.
It was surprisingly easy to make - and Bear.....well, if there's food involved, he's more than happy to try out most of my culinary experiments...

1½ cups Iams Cat or Dog ProActive Health Senior Plus food
3 tablespoons peanut butter
¼ cup pumpkin puree

1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons sprinkles
1.     put dog food into food processor along with peanut butter and pumpkin puree.
2.     Pulse until it resembles coarse crumbs and sticks together.
3.     Press into a 4 inch spring form mini cake pan or any other small baking mold - cupcakes, cake pops
4.     Remove from cake pan.
5.     Mix 1 cup powdered sugar with 2 tablespoons water to make icing to pour over top of cake. Spread it with a spatula and decorate with sprinkles (optional, but rather festive, so why not?)

And that's it!
Simple and super-tasty -- if Bear's rate of devouring was anything to go by..... 

Do you and your pooch have any favorite cake recipes?
Bark at us and let us know!

 Keep your tails wagging,
Bear's P4ws


  1. I'm sure Bear will enjoy it^^

  2. sound like our dog too: well, if there's food involved, he's more than happy to try out most of my culinary experiments... LOL