You just need a few ingredients and tools to make this no bake birthday cake for your dog. Here's a list:
- 1 Can of dog food - make sure it's a "patte" type dog food that will come out of the can in one shape.
- Your choice of small treats for decoration
- A butter knife
- A candle
The trickiest part about this doggy cake is trying to get it out of the can in one big intact cylinder shape. It took me a bit of time to carefully ease it all out of there. I bought an extra can of dog food, just in case I messed up on the first try.
After you have the dog food out of the can, slice it into 3 sections. These sections can be as thick or thin as you like and might depend on the size of your own dog.
Place the bottom layer on a plate or food dish as is. For the second layer, simply trim away some of the edges with your butter knife so that it's slightly smaller than your first layer. Do the same thing for the 3rd layer. Carefully stack all the layers together and voila! You have yourself a 3 layer no bake doggy birthday cake!
To make it extra special, I added some treats to Shiner's cake. I used what I had on hand. The heart-shaped treats are Valentine's Day Edition Quickies from The Honest Kitchen. I topped it off with a candle and we sang a little birthday song before Shiner was allowed to dig in.
Please be careful with the candle. Dogs and fire don't mix, and the candle is really more for the purpose of photographs.
She was watching me oh-so intently as I prepared this extra special meal for her. There was no way she was going to sit there and pose for a photo with her cake, so I quickly snapped some photos of her eating her birthday cake. As you can probably see, she thoroughly enjoyed it!
Do you do anything special for your pet's birthday? Bake a doggy cake? Give gifts? Take an extra special walk in the park? Let us know how you celebrate in the comments!