Monday, October 19, 2015

Doggie Cake!

Our fur daughter was about to turn 1 and I couldn't allow her special day to pass without a birthday cake! Obviously, "Sadie girl's" birthday cake couldn't taste like a traditional birthday cake! Ha, THANK GOODNESS birthday cakes don't have the weird combinations that Sadie's cake did.  
To make a birthday cake for your pooch, you will need the following:
(1) pound of ground beef (preferably organic)
1/4 cup of oats
1/4 cup of cheddar cheese
1 egg
Mini 4" pans (Mine were springform pans)
 Combine all ingredients.
Insert "cake batter" into (2) 4" pans.  If you are using springform pans, please be careful.   There was so much excess grease, from the meat, that it dripped down, onto the oven's heating elements, and the oven was smoking.  Please use a baking sheet to place your springform pans onto! 
 Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes.
While baking, I allowed the dogs to enjoy licking the bowl clean.
Next, it was time to whip up some frosting.  Again, not your typical cake frosting, haha, although I bet this was yummy. You will need the following: 
1 cup of peanut butter
1 ripe banana
1 teaspoon of vanilla
 Sadie and Simon definitely had high hopes of licking that bowl clean too!
Combine ALL of the frosting's ingredients and wala! You've got yourself some peanut butter banana frosting . EVERY DOG's favorite!
 How can you say "No!" to two cute pups?!?!?! They were allowed to lick this bowl clean as well.  
Remove the "cakes", from both the oven and pans, when PINK is no longer visible in the center.  
 Let cool for about 30 minutes.  Cut the top of the cakes off, making them leveled, so that they will easily stack.
Decorate! I used about 1/4 cup of the "frosting" and placed it in a frosting bag with Tip 1M, to make the cake a tad more decorative.  
 Add embellishments of your choice!!
 I chose to use imperils and dog bones, plus a candle of course!
I am really happy with the way it turned out.  From start to finish, this takes about 25 minutes to combine ingredients, assemble, and decorate (not counting baking and cooling times).  I will share both Sadie and Simon's reactions when we cut them a slice...soon!

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