Feb 16, 2009

The Quest for the Best Dog Birthday Cake Recipe

Addie's 1st birthday is quickly approaching and we are in search of the best dog birthday cake recipe. We have purchased premade cakes from a dog bakery, but the cake made both of our dogs sick. Not the best way to spend your birthday.

I have seen some people do a meat birthday cake, but I'm not sure how you do the frosting without it being bad for the dog. If anyone would be willing to share their best dog birthday cake recipe, we would greatly appreciate it. Please post your recipe as a comment to this post that way everyone can benefit from them. We will choose one from the comments that we receive and make it for Addie's birthday on Wednesday.

37 Treats:

Technodoll said...

Oh this one is easy... get your mom to make a meatloaf (beef, oatmeal, eggs) and cook it in cake tins.

Frosting is cream cheese, and the decoration can be with bits of dried apricot (if sweets are your thing) or yellow cheese from a tube (we know... gross... but it works) or ketchup... use your imagination!


♥玮倩 said...

Oh cakes! I love them, but sry i only knows how to eat ... I dont know anything about recipe, sry!

best regards

Nibbles Treats said...

As part of my business, I make an organic carrot cake with cream cheese icing that is a huge hit. I'd be willing to share the recipe since I only deliver the cakes within a 30 mile radius. My recipe is for a large cake (I make them as giant cupcakes and custom design them per request). Check out my website. If you are interested in the recipe, let me know. www.nibblestreats.com (specialty cakes)

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

My mom and I would have also suggested khream cheese!

Maybe with a bit of safe peanut butter!

I hope Addie is getting all excited!


The OP Pack said...

Meatloaf with cream cheese sounds mighty tasty to us too.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Tom and Tama-Chan said...

We've never tried making a doggie cake, so we can't be any use on this. But we hope you find the perfect recipe!

Your Friends,
Tom and Tama-Chan

the 4 Bs said...

we don't have any barkday cake recipes, but we sure would like to share yours. we bet it will be fantastic. we love birthdays!


Fenway said...

We had terrific luck and fun making this home made cake. We like doing the home made thing because there's extra love added to the mix.

Start with softened peanut butter flavor tofutti ice cream (tofu ice cream). You can add in a bit of cream cheese, but not too much cause that might cause a tummy ache. Then, add some chunks of dried liver, chicken or beef (basically pet store treats). Put into bowl and freeze. When somewhat hard, unmold it—it's an upside down sphere shape. For the topping, grind kibble with a morter and pestle so it's kind of powdery and sprinkle it all over the "cake". Then, with kibble, spell out either Happy Birthday, a heart or a name.

Stella said...

We looked on Google for you (which you already have done probly) and we found a website that looks good.
See if this can help you and good luck!

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Sorry i have not got any ideas as i have not made a cake for my two.
However, i do hope you get lots of ideas though as it something i might like to do in future but i am not sure what to use either.
Homemade Birthday cakes are cool! :)

Fred said...

Good luck with the cake! My birthday is today(!), but I'm on a restricted diet. So no cake for Fred.

The Army of Four said...

Our mom is mean and doesn't make cakes for us. But if she did, it would be muttloaf topped with mashed potatoes.
Mean mom.

Mason Dixie said...

Mom does not know either. sorry. Hope she finds out soon. =) oh and if you could......can I get your address? email to masondixie.dixie@gmail.com

thanks =)

Samantha: said...

Bad mama! She doesn't make cakes for me, but has made cookies with yoghurt frosting (melted yoghurt chips bought online) - dip the doggie cookies into the melt and yum! Or... mama's made doggie cookies with carob frosting too. Maybe that could work for a cake, but not too much frosting - I mean, I could eat a lot of anything if it were available heehe! I never had cream cheese or tube cheese - sounds delish! I'm hungry!
xo Licks,

Cilly said...

Ohh.. Becareful of Peanut Butter right now! But I hope your Momma finds the bestest recipe for such a beautiful birthday girl!

b13 said...

Not sure, but what about whipped egg whites (like on a lemon meringue) used as a "frosting"?

Lorenza said...

I don't have a recipe but I've heard about the frosting made of mashed potatoes too!
Kisses and hugs

Ransom said...

Man! I didn't realize how MISTREATED I have been, until I started reading these blogs a few days ago!!! Someone really needs to take MY Spokesperson aside and give HER some lessons in PROPER DOG CARE!!!

That is such a sweet deal...you're going to actually get a BIRTHDAY cake? Just wait...June 15th will probably come up and my Spokesperson won't even REMEMBER that I was born one year ago on that day.


Ransom said...

Hey, while I'm talkin' to ya...I have a problem... You see, I hang out with this crazy little Border Collie (mix) that is mean as a snake. I mean she really has this whole Napoleonic complex thing going on. You just look cross-eyed at her and she's ready to tear your throat out. (She acts all nicey nice when there are people around, but the moment it's just us dogs, she starts givin' me the evil eye.) See, the thing is, I've been thinkin'...she weighs about 38 pounds and I weigh about 68 pounds...so, the way I have it figured, if I take her on, I ought to win, oughten' I?

What do you think? You bein' a fellow Border Collie (though obviously a much saner, much more reasonable, much better MANNERED one)?

Amber and Nala said...

What about using mashed potatoes for the frosting? You can put meat and any veggies they like inside. :) Good luck!


Huskee and Hershey said...

Tell you a secret.. instead of using frosting for the cake, our mom uses mashed potato mixed with a bit of plain yoghurt!
Can't wait to see your cake!

Suzuki said...

You will need:
500gr (1lb) chicken, lamb or beef liver
300ml (1/2 pint) semi skimmed milk
500gr (1lb) wheat & gluten free flour
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 eggs
2 tablespoons driend parsley

For the filling and frosting
500gr (1lb) low fat cream cheese or quark
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons honey
3 unsmoked bacon rashes - grilled and chopped

To decorate:
Dog bone biscuits
Birthday candles

1. Liquidize the liver and milk in a blender or food processor until smooth. Mix the flour, oil eggs and parsley together in a mixing bowl. Fold the liver puree into the mixture and stir until it forms a smooth paste.

2. Grease 2 deep 20cm (8 inch) sandwich tins. Divide the liver mixture equally between the tins and bake on the middle shelf of a preheated oven, 180 degrees C (350 degrees F), gas mark 4, for 30-35 minutes. Test to see if it is cooked by inserting a knife into the centre of the cake. If the knife comes out clean, the cake is cooked. Leave to cool.

3. To make the frosting, beat the cream cheese or quark, oil and honey together until fluffy. Place one of the cake halves upside down on a serving plate. Spread a scant half of the frosting on top and sprinkle with the chopped bacon. Place the second cake half on top of the filling, then spread the remaining frosting over the cake with a spatula.

4. Decorate with dog bone biscuits and candles.

Store left over cake in the refridgerator for up to 24 hours or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

BJ Roan said...

I'm not letting Willie read this post. I've never actually made him a birthday cake before, I just give him special treats. He loves deer bacon. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Hi Addie! I think the birthday cake in your picture looks yumster, but it's probably not good for dogs. My mom has never made a doggie birthday cake, but we're interested in seeing everyone's recipes and how your cake comes out. Happy birthday in advance!

Your pal,

Lenny said...

Thank you for the beautiful Valentine's day card!

Your friend, Lenny

Amber-Mae said...

Addie, we recommend you the Meatloaf cake that our Mommy made for us. She has the recipe & she would love to share it with you. If you could pee-mail me, I can give it to you because Mommy already saved it as a draft. BOL! She even listed down the directions on how to make it. The best topping to use is usually non-sweetened yogurt. If you want it to be thicker, add butter or rice flour. That's what our Mommy did for Faith's cake. Rice flour is easily digestible unlike the other flours. The Meatloaf cake can be served cold or warm. We ate it cold & none of us three had any diarrhea. Our poopies came out normal. You must tell your Momma to make this cake or else you'll regret it! Hee!

Butt sniffs,
Solid Gold Dancer

Mango said...

Hey you two, thanks for the sweet Valentine.


LuLu and LoLLy! said...

We are 2 Maltese dogs and we say Addie, you are very fortunate to have a human who is so thoughtful! Here is some good advice: regardless of the cake, break into the fridge and get ice cream to go with it! Two Paws Up! Love, Your PaLs, LuLu and LoLLy. http://www.luluandlolly.com

Maggie and Mitch said...

Mom has used cream cheese peanut butter for the frosting before! yummmmmmmmm
Ice cream always works too!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

LUCKY LUKE said...

Your blog is like fine cake... I love it!

All these recipes sound so good! Can't wait to see what your the Mom suprises you wif!

My the Mom's not good cook, but maybe she get inspiration, so I forward her this link! After all... I too got birfday comin up next month (yours x 10!... gulp)!

Love you like I love your blog... LOTS!

Aki said...


wwoooooohooooo.... happy 1st birthday, pretty Addie!

we love you so much!

drooly kisses,

Aki and Poopie

Anonymous said...

Oh man! I've never had a doggie birthday cake! That sounds good. I like the meatloaf & cream cheese ideas....YUM!

I LOVE the True Love pictures, so sweet!!


Sparky said...



I hope you have a grrrrEAT birthday! Eat lots of cake! Open lots of presents! Barf up the cake all over your human's favorite couch! Have fun!

I'm sure you'll have many more wonderful years to come, my friend!


Sparky said...

Oops I forgot to sign in! The comment above was left by me.



Hi Staci,

I made Mona's birthday cake from turkey hamburger and oatmeal last year and used instant mashed taters for the icing and then sprinkled little peanut butter dog biscuits on top. We had 2 birthday parties since it stormed on Saturday and half the group couldn't make it so we did another one Sunday.

Happy Birthday in advance Addie. Mona'a birthday/gotcha day is the 19th.

Sarah and Mona too!!

NESSA the hovawart said...

Hi, Addie,
last year on my 1st birthday mommy made me meatloaf birthday cake with her own recipe:
on 3 spoons of olive oil damped half-kilogram of beef. Cook extra 30dkg tiny macaroni.Mix together and shape in the form of bones. As a glaze you can use a thin layer of fat-free cream cheese and a candle cut out from solid cheese. You can do the inscription from dark chocolate:-)
My mommy didn't use the glase, but I can asure you it was delicious!!
I will e-mail you the picture of it.
Bon apetit:-)
love you,

BarkTalk.com said...

I wish I'd come across this earlier...I've got the paw-fect paw-ty invitations, but I'm looking for a good source for dog birthday cake mixes.

Looks like the party was a tail-wagging success.


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