Celebrating a dog’s birthday is becoming a trend nowadays and it’s a way to express gratitude to the pet as well. Making birthday cakes for dogs is not really a difficult task but you do need to do some prior preparation for the materials as well as the tools required.
Making a birthday cake for your dog can seem like a complex task. Dogs cannot eat all the same foods we do and they have limitations on sweets as well. Finding a mix between a healthy and delicious birthday cake for your dog doesn’t have to be a challenge. Knowing a few basic ingredients will put you well on your way to making your dog his very own birthday cake.
Recipes with flour, wheat flour, wheat germ, oats, vegetable oil, cornmeal, margarine, eggs and baking powder are safe for dogs. If you are not making the cake from scratch, read the entire list of ingredients before making the cake for your dog. Add some more nutrition for your dog with shredded carrots, chicken and bananas. To increase the drool factor with flavor you can use bacon crumbles, peanut butter and some dog kibble.
You can also try shaping the cake with a serrated knife or spatula. Carve the cake into a bone, a pile of bones, a cat’s face or even their favorite metal food dish. With the food dish cake you can freeze the yogurt flavored icing and then break it into little pieces. The cake will look like a food bowl and the icing will look like pieces of kibble. Try adding sprinkles to your dog’s cake. Mix your ingredients in a food processor to get very small pieces. Use things such as carob, dog kibble, peanut butter treats, dried bananas, carrots and pecans. Pipe a message for your dog onto her birthday cake. Make a homemade piping bag with a sandwich bag. Put your frosting into one of the corners of the bag. Use scissors to cut a small portion of the corner off. Then squeeze the frosting out of the corner. Practice on a paper towel first to get familiar with how the frosting will come out of the bag.
You can also make a cake into cupcakes and freeze the individual servings. This way you always have a handy treat available for your dog. Making this kind of cake is not difficult and some of the required materials include the 1 cup of flour, baking soda, peanut butter, vegetable oil, vanilla, honey, egg, and also the shredded carrots. To begin with, use a cake mix that does not contain chocolate, macadamia nuts, raisins or any other ingredients that can be harmful to dogs. Add peanut butter, pumpkin, kibble or canned food to the cake mix to make it especially enticing for your dog. There are many ingredients you can add to a cake mix or your own recipe, such as dry kibble, that will simply rise within the cake and add texture and crunch to the cake. Pour into a dog-bone shaped cake pan, regular cake pans or cup cake pans and bake in a pre-heated 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for approximately 40-45 minutes. You could also make a carob frosting or frost with a canned dog food that you have mixed until it is smooth and spreadable.